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PGD-SEI: EDUSEI2 - Processes and Systems for School-based Evidences and Documentation

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the processes and systems for school related information, evidences and documentation for continuous school improvement. Using the School Inspection Framework of performance standards and indictors as a guide, the course will explore those areas for school improvement to ensure effective implementation and articulation within the evaluation and assessment protocols at the school level; developing competencies for evaluation and for using feedback; securing links with classroom practice; and investigating the challenges of implementation. Through an exploratory case study, students will gather information needs at the school system level, monitor key outcomes of the education system to maximize the use of system-level information and data to be analyzed for school improvement and decision making.

Articles

Lynch, D., Smith, R., Provost, S., & Madden, J. (2016). Improving teaching capacity to increase student achievement: The key role of data interpretation by school leaders. Journal of Educational Administration, 54(5), 575-592.

Reeves, D. B. (2003). High performance in high poverty schools: 90/90/90 and beyond.

Biesta, G. (2011). From learning cultures to educational cultures: Values and judgments in educational research and educational improvement. International Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 199-210.

Gray, R., & Lockhart-Smith, A. (2015). Personal and social development provision: Content, format and impact. NIACE.

Peercy, M. M., Martin-Beltrán, M., Silverman, R. D., & Daniel, S. (2015). Curricular design and implementation as a site of teacher expertise and learning. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 21(7), 867-893. doi: 10.1080/13540602.2014.995486

Stringer, P., & Hourani, R. B. (2016). Transformation of roles and responsibilities of principals in times of change. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 44(2), 224-246

Litz, D., & Scott, S. (2016). Transformational leadership in the educational system of the United Arab Emirates. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. doi: 1741143216636112.

Leithwood, K., Harris, A., & Hopkins, D. (2008). Seven strong claims about successful school leadership. School Leadership and Management, 28(1), 27-42.

Leithwood, K., Seashore, K., Anderson, S., & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). Review of research: How leadership influences student learning. The Wallace Foundation. (pp. 2-70)

Heifetz, R. A. (1994). Leadership without easy answers (Vol. 465). Harvard University Press. (Part 1: Setting the frame, Part 2: Leading without authority & Part 3: Leading without authority).

Marzano Research Laboratory. (2012). Marzano levels of school effectiveness. Accessed from: https://www.wyoleg.gov/InterimCommittee/2012/Z02MarzanoLevels.pdf

Epstein, J. L., & Sanders, M. G. (2006). Prospects for change: Preparing educators for school, family, and community partnerships. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(2), 81-120.

Leggett, B., Campbell-Evans, G., & Gray, J. (2016). Issues and challenges of school governance. Leading and Managing, 22(1), 36

McGrath, M. (2015). The Changing Nature of School Governance. National Civic Review, 104(1), 52-57.

Connolly, M., & James, C. (2011). Reflections on developments in school governance: International perspectives on school governing under pressure. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 39(4), 501-509.

Winters, M. A. (2016). Grading schools promotes accountability and improvement. Manhattan Institute.

Gaertner, H., Wurster, S., & Pant, H. A. (2014). The effect of school inspections on school improvement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25(4), 489-508.

Copland, M. A. (2003). Leadership of inquiry: Building and sustaining capacity for school improvement. Educational evaluation and policy analysis, 25(4), 375-395

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