Ng, Foo Seong David and Andrews, Dorothy and Chew, Joy Oon Ai (2007) IDEAS in Singapore: the experience of three schools. In: Redesigning Pedagogy: Culture, Knowledge and Understanding, 28-30 May 2007, Singapore.
This paper reports on the experience of three schools in Singapore as they implemented a whole school revitalisation (improvement) project, Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools Project (IDEAS). The IDEAS project was developed in the Australian school context by researchers at the Leadership Research Institute, University of Southern Queensland and was launched in three Singapore schools in June 2004. The IDEAS approach towards school revitalisation recognizes pedagogical issues and harnesses the hidden capacity of the teaching profession as crucial elements of school revitalization. Of particular interest was the applicability of concepts developed and trialled in Australia to another cultural and societal context. To this end a research project was established with the Ministry of Education, Singapore, National Institute of Education and LRI/USQ. The project was closely monitored by a research team at NIE and assisted by researchers from the LRI. The project reports how the staff in the three trial schools engaged in developing a school vision that is being linked to teaching and learning. Teacher leadership has been a key to the development of the project which in turn has challenged the roles and relationships between teachers, students and formal leadership positions within each of the school contexts. The outcomes provide particular implications for the transfer of context specific projects across countries. They also reveal important insights about how teacher leadership can be fostered and strengthened with appropriate supportive structures and professional development activities.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||school change,school improvement,educational leadership,teacher development|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 339900 Other Education
330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers
|Depositing User:||Assoc Prof Dorothy Andrews|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jan 2008 08:51|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:54|
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