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Leadership in innovative educational organisations

David Hopkins
2009

What are the challenges faced by head teachers?Regarding the figure of head teacher• The role of the head teacher has changed greatly: they increasingly have more tasks to carry...

Schools and immigration: ideas and realities

Julio Carabaña
2009

The educational system• The educational system is one of the social sub-systems in which the lowest levels of tension are produced by the processes of immigration. Unlike the...

Responsibility, autonomy and evaluations for the improvement of schools

Mats Ekholm
2009

Main ideaThe Swedish education system is based on the concept of inclusive schooling (a single school for everyone), where each student follows a personal education plan. At the...

Segregation in schools: social and political challenges

Vincent Dupriez
2009

What is considered segregation?Segregation is the unequal distribution of individuals depending on their specific traits. In the area of schools, this may occur due to academic...

Education in the world of the diasporas

Zygmunt Bauman
2008

Liquid-modern culture, unlike the culture of the nation-building era, has no 'people' to 'cultivate'. It has instead clients to seduce. And unlike its 'solid modern' predecessor,...

Teachers and the Catalan educational system. Proposals for debate.

Miquel Martínez
2008

The debate on the public role of teaching is now a priority on the agendas of those forming part of the educational community. This was made clear in the working sessions of the...

Catalonia’s teachers

Francesc Pedró
2008

Francesc Pedró presents the study entitled “Teachers in Catalonia”. The report, based on a survey of 4,000 Catalan primary and secondary school teachers, offers an analysis of...

Curriculum and citizenship. What and why in school education

Cèsar Coll i Salvador
2007

What baggage of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies are needed to form part of today's and tomorrow's society? What cultural capital should students have...

Is educational performance unlimited?

Andreas Schleicher
2006

This debate shows the experience in the field of compared assessment and evaluation of educational performance on an international scale within the framework of the PISA programme...

Solidarity practice as pedagogy of active citizenship

María Nieves Tapia
2006

Throughout history, educating for citizenship has been one of the central aims of education systems and, on an international scale, a wide range of programmes have been developed...

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