The realities of school reform: The effects of managerial discourse on the work of teachers, principals, and on school improvement

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Abstract

This book takes the position that once schools and school systems adopt reform programs, the values and meanings inherent in those programs create and perpetuate powerful forms of discourse that characterize the projects themselves, evoke loyalty and commitment and may ultimately serve to stifle other voices. The book examines several primary schools involved with the a neoliberal inspired reform program - Children's Literacy Success Strategy (CLaSS) in the Victorian Catholic Education system. It is an analysis of the dominant discourse created and perpetuated by the CLaSS documentation, education officers, principals, and classroom teachers. The study characterizes the nature of that discourse and explores its effects on the work of teachers, principals, and on school improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherLambert Academic Publishing
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9783838361994
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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