The Learning Renaissance

Managerialism and Micro-Management

The tendency for educational leaders to be overly-invested in exploring and manipulating data, without recourse to culture and learning represents one of the worst trends in international education.

A second and often related blight concerns the concern with micro-managing staff in schools. This might take the form of observations, student book scrutiny or lesson plan submissions.

None of these costly practices have one iota of impact on raising standards, they merely create a climate of negativity and repression which blunts creativity and involvement.

Thank you for this Brigette Hyacinth, you captured my thoughts very accurately.

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I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world.

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