What does it mean to reimagine a school? It doesn’t just mean looking at it through a different lens, it means reimagining its purpose because the meaning of culture, values, and performance are all related to purpose. If you change the purpose of a school then you allow everything else to change, but if the purpose does not change then it is difficult to change anything. Thus, our aim is to directly or indirectly question the purpose of schools. Schools have not organizationally changed for centuries, why? Do schools teach through the organizational experience they offer as well as the curriculum? Has the narrow focus on exam performance undermined the wider educational purpose of schools? Are there approaches teachers and school leaders can adopt to incrementally take back the wider educational purpose of their schools? We have started with many questions, but in the following book, we will seek to shed light on them.
|Title of host publication||Reimagining the Purpose of Schools and Educational Organisations|
|Subtitle of host publication||Developing Critical Thinking, Agency, Beliefs in Schools and Educational Organisations|
|Editors||Anthony Montgomery, Ian Kehoe|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|