School Leadership Effects Revisited

Titre : School Leadership Effects Revisited
Auteur : Jaap Scheerens
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9789400727670
Libération : 2012-01-05

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This highly detailed study maps four decades of evolution of the concept of what constitutes effective school leadership. It analyses the theoretical background to these developments and advocates the utility of thinking of a ‘lean’ form of school leadership that is comparable to the concept of ‘meta-control’. A wide-ranging survey of the empirical research literature on leadership effects includes the presentation of results from earlier meta-analyses as well as a new meta-analysis on some 25 studies carried out between 2005 and 2010. This survey demonstrates that older reviews and meta-analyses were predominantly based on so-called ‘direct effect’ studies, while more recent studies have tried to quantify the indirect effects of leadership, mediated by other school variables. While acknowledging the relatively small total effect of leadership on student outcomes, the study does identify promising intermediary factors which, stimulated by specific leadership behaviours, impact on student performance. The book ends by drawing out wider implications for educational practice and policy, presented under headings such as ‘schools need leadership’, ‘the toolkit of the school leader as a meta-controller’, ‘the special case of turning around failing schools’ and ‘efficiency of school leadership’. In passing, the authors make several suggestions about potentially fruitful next steps in researching the effects of school leadership.

Architecture and the Welfare State

Titre : Architecture and the Welfare State
Auteur : Mark Swenarton
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317661894
Libération : 2014-09-15

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In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres – involved not just construction but a new approach to architectural design, in which the welfare objectives of these state-funded programmes were delineated and debated. The impact on architects and architectural design was profound and far-reaching, with welfare state projects moving centre-stage in architectural discourse not just in Europe but worldwide. This is the first book to explore the architecture of the welfare state in Western Europe from an international perspective. With chapters covering Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, the book explores the complex role played by architecture in the formation and development of the welfare state in both theory and practice. Themes include: the role of the built environment in the welfare state as a political project the colonial dimension of European welfare state architecture and its ‘export’ to Africa and Asia the role of welfare state projects in promoting consumer culture and economic growth the picture of the collective produced by welfare state architecture the role of architectural innovation in the welfare state the role of the architect, as opposed to construction companies and others, in determining what was built the relationship between architectural and social theory the role of internal institutional critique and the counterculture. Contributors include: Tom Avermaete, Eve Blau, Nicholas Bullock, Miles Glendinning, Janina Gosseye, Hilde Heynen, Caroline Maniaque-Benton, Helena Mattsson, Luca Molinari, Simon Pepper, Michelle Provoost, Lukasz Stanek, Mark Swenarton, Florian Urban and Dirk van den Heuvel.

Cold War Modern

Titre : Cold War Modern
Auteur : David Crowley
Éditeur : Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN-13 : 1851775706
Libération : 2008-01-01

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Modern life after 1945 seemed to promise both utopia and catastrophe. Both could, it seemed, be achieved at the 'push of a button'. Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition, 'Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970', this book explores how the politics of the Cold War shaped architecture and design. Reassessing 'classic' designs and introducing many little-known objects.


Titre : Earthfall
Auteur : Mark Walden
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781442494176
Libération : 2013-08-27

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The battle for mankind is about to begin in this riveting tale of Earth’s invasion, “a fast-moving story with nail-biting tension” (SLJ) from the author of the H.I.V.E. series. Sam awakens to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently toward the enormous ships, which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal. Six months later, he is absolutely alone. Or so he thinks. Because after he emerges from his underground bunker and is wounded by a flying drone, a hail of machine-gun fire ultimately reveals two very important truths: One, Sam is not, in fact, alone. And two, the drone injury should have killed him—but it didn’t. With his home planet feeling alien and the future unstable and unclear, Sam must navigate a new world in this gripping adventure. “A vivid page-turner from its opening scene, this fast-paced, action-adventure sci-fi blends the present-day science of nanotechnology, the fantastic concept of distributed consciousness, and the mystery of secret societies to create an edge-of-your-seat read” (BCCB).

Intense Proximity

Titre : Intense Proximity
Auteur : Okwui Enwezor
Éditeur : Editions ArtLys
ISBN-13 : 2854955099
Libération : 2012

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Documenting the third edition of La Triennale, the international contemporary art triennial previously known as "La Force de l'Art," this catalogue also features an anthology of writings by thinkers exploring the connections between artistic practice and the writing of culture throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This anthology reflects the theoretical and conceptual content of La Triennale 2012, and is fully part of the curatorial project. It is a tool of theoretical thinking about the relations between art and anthropology.

The Historiography of Modern Architecture

Titre : The Historiography of Modern Architecture
Auteur : Panayotis Tournikiotis
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 0262700859
Libération : 2001-02

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Studying the influence of literature on the history of architecture.

The Secret Lives Of Buildings

Titre : The Secret Lives Of Buildings
Auteur : Edward Hollis
Éditeur : Portobello Books
ISBN-13 : 9781846274343
Libération : 2011-08-04

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The plans are drawn up, a site is chosen, foundations are dug: a building comes into being with the expectation that it will stay put and stay for ever. But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis tells the stories of thirteen buildings, beginning with the 'once upon a time' when they first appeared, through the years of appropriation, ruin and renovation, and ending with a temporary 'ever after'. In spell-binding prose, Hollis follows his buildings through time and space to reveal the hidden histories of the Parthenon and the Alhambra, Gloucester Cathedral and Haghia Sofia, Sans Souci and Notre Dame de Paris, Malatesta’s Tempio and Loreto, and explores landmarks of our own time, from Hulme’s legendary crescents to the Berlin Wall and the fibre-glass theme parks of Las Vegas.

Bathwater Wine

Titre : Bathwater Wine
Auteur : Wanda Coleman
Éditeur : David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN-13 : 1574230646
Libération : 1998

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Los Angeles poet Wanda Coleman charges all of her writing with high-voltage confrontational energy, and this, her seventh book from Black Sparrow, is no exception. The poems in "Bathwater Wine" demonstrate once again a controlled outrage, as well as wry political awareness, dark humor and heady sensuality.

Nineteenth Century Art

Titre : Nineteenth Century Art
Auteur : Stephen Eisenman
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0500288887
Libération : 2011

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"Rich in ideas and illustrations...of interest to scholars and art enthusiasts alike."—Library Journal