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- ISBN: 9780203983904 | 0203983904
- Copyright: 11/11/1999
*How learning opportunities are affected by three key issues: policy, leadership and teaching *Draws conclusions about teaching practice and the impact of change that are internationally applicable *Shares critical and conceptual approaches to understanding and coping successfully with change Contributors from around the world tackle the factors that have the greatest impact on creating quality learning opportunities for students: namely policy, school leadership and teaching / teachers' lives. Drawing on a range of critical conceptual and empirical perspectives, the contributions illustrate the extent to which experience can be similar around the world. The book sheds much-needed light on the effects of mandated change upon school leaders and teachers, both nationally and internationally. It also demonstrates how teachers have coped or flourished, both because and in spite of the changing circumstances they work under.