Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

School Management in the 21st Century

Vongai Mpofu

Bindura University of Science Education

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Innovative School Leadership Classroom Management School Leading School Culture School-Industry Partnerships Knowledge Transfer Innovative Classroom Practices Educational Technology Inclusive EducationSchool Assessment Practices Assessment as Learning Quality Assurance Performance Management

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School culture plays a critical role not only in innovation effectiveness but also for laying strong foundations for economic development, growth, and sustainability. The 21st-century demands innovative leaders with capacities to manage schools in holistic and creative ways that stimulate classroom practices. Only effective classroom practices will create environments that support the development of student's competencies needed for 21st-century economies. Innovative classroom practices inclusive of assessment and quality practices and procedures should also garner inclusive education to tap human capital development from all groups of people. Moreover, the school-industry partnership will not only support the resourcing of the school but which ensure the students are offered curricula that are relevant to the career world. These are new demands on leading schools that necessitate innovative leadership. Thus, in the 21st-century school leaders should encourage effective practices of teaching and learning that enhance creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking in both teaches and students. To achieve this, school leaders with traditional experiences of managing need to capacitated to embrace change and manage school administration complexities that are inherent in the 21st century driven curriculum policy reforms. Only innovative schools will channel students with a strong educational foundation for a meaningful life and relevant careers in the 21st century.

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Date completed: November 12th 2019

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Expected publication date: June 20th 2020

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About the editor

Vongai Mpofu

Bindura University of Science Education

Dr. Vongai Mpofu is a seasoned Science teacher educator with a strong background in school leadership and science teaching. She holds a Ph. D. in Science Education from the University of Witswatersrand in South Africa and have twelve years of University teaching experience at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE). She joined University service at BUSE with a wealth of experience of heading several high schools in Zimbabwe. She has been in university leadership as a chairperson of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education as well as the acting Dean of the Faculty of Science Education. Dr. Vongai has a good record for teaching, research, and community engagement as well as qualities of good leadership. She is also engaged in journal editorship and peer reviews. She is actively involved in research and leadership related events inclusive of presenting conference papers and facilitating in research and leadership events. Her school management experiences have been enhanced by several professional development courses in leadership she has attended.

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