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The Challenge Of Change

Author : Michael Fullan
ISBN : 9781452272320
Genre : Education
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A cohesive, multi-level approach for sustainable educational reform! This completely revised edition of The Challenge of School Change addresses the concerns behind the school change movement, examines theories and implementation strategies, and analyzes a new framework for change. Designed for educational leaders, this collection: Focuses on tri-level reform—school, district, and state/national levels working together to build and strengthen capacity for change Features notable experts, including Richard F. Elmore, Andy Hargreaves, Elizabeth A. City, Pedro A. Noguera, Carmel Crévola, Jim Knight, and Kenneth Leithwood Provides practical implementation examples for tri-level reform Looks at the essential role that hope and emotion play

Data Analysis For Continuous School Improvement

Author : Victoria L. Bernhardt
ISBN : 9781351587853
Genre : Education
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This book is a call to action. It is about inspiring schools and school districts to commit to continuous school improvement by providing a framework that will result in improving teaching for every teacher and learning for every student through the comprehensive use of data. A culmination of over 30 years of doing the hard work in schools and districts both nationally and internationally, Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement shares new, evidence-based learnings about how to analyze, report, communicate, and use multiple measures of data. The updated edition provides a wealth of tools, protocols, timelines, examples, and strategies that will help schools and districts become genuine learning organizations. Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement provides a new definition of school improvement, away from a singular focus on compliance, toward a true commitment to excellence.

Learning Places

Author : Michael Fullan
ISBN : 9781452237572
Genre : Education
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This user-friendly guide provides interactive self-assessment protocols for promoting a sense of purpose, achieving program coherence, invigorating classroom teaching, and supporting the professional development of teachers.

Engaging With Educational Change

Author : Alma Fleet
ISBN : 9781474250863
Genre : Education
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Including narratives of practice across diverse Australian settings, Engaging with Educational Change fills a gap in the current educational change literature. Building on the experience of the authors and their colleagues, this book illustrates the power of practitioner inquiry to facilitate positive, practice-improving change and suggests how others might use this methodology to extend current thinking and evaluation. The book includes the voices of practitioners and academics working with a diverse range of age groups and settings across public and private educational contexts, including primary schools, preschools and childcare centres. This multi-perspective real research helps inform and inspire people from a range of backgrounds and expertise who want to facilitate practitioner inquiry initiatives themselves. The book begins by introducing practitioner inquiry, exploring the principles of inquiry-based practice and issues of data alongside the landscapes of educational change. Chapters in part two then offer real-life case studies highlighting experiences of using practitioner inquiry or supporting those working with these methods to improve educational practice and ultimately the outcomes for children. The chapters include case studies of pedagogical leadership and the exploration of issues related to sustaining educational change. The final section concludes the book by critically reflecting upon practitioner inquiry and providing guidance for those interested in this change methodology. Investigating issues that arise during implementation of practitioner inquiry initiatives, Engaging with Educational Change provides both critique and assistance for students and practitioners applying the process in their own settings.

Taking Responsibility For Learning And Teaching

Author : Chris Turner
ISBN : 9781441157102
Genre : Education
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Being an effective teacher isn't just about what you do in the classroom; it's about working collaboratively to raise standards within the school and further afield. The author draws on evidence obtained from interviews with effective teachers in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales to explore what leading the learning means in terms of pedagogy in the classroom. Although rooted in a theoretical framework based on teacher leadership, this is a practical perspective on what a responsibility to lead the learning means in the reality of the classroom. The book contains action points and reflective questions, plus end of chapter summaries so you can quickly check your understanding. This book is for anyone who has been awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) or anyone seeking to gain one of these awards.

Leading Change In Your School

Author : Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN : 9781416616399
Genre : Education
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Guiding schools through significant change is one of the toughest challenges educational leaders face, but learning from the examples of those who have succeeded can make it less daunting. In Leading Change in Your School, distinguished author and researcher Douglas B. Reeves offers lessons learned through his work with educators in thousands of schools around the world and presents real-life examples of leaders who have met the challenge of change head-on--with impressive results for their schools and districts. Readers will also find practical resources for engaging their colleagues in change initiatives. Expanding on a number of his columns in the journal Educational Leadership, Reeves offers insights ad recommendations in four areas: * Creating conditions for change, including assessments to determine personal and organizational readiness for change; * Planning change, including cautionary notes about strategic planning; * Implementing change, including the importance of moving from rhetoric to day-to-day reality; and * Sustaining change, including the need to reorient priorities and values so that individual convenience gives way to a shared sense of the greater good. The change leaders--both teachers and administrators--whose stories Reeves tells come from varied districts, but they share a passion for creating schools that work for all students. They are, Reeves says, "people like you, sharing similar challenges but perhaps with different results."

Toward Excellence With Equity

Author : Ronald F. Ferguson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131698529
Genre : Education
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Transforming Schools

Author : Allison Zmuda
ISBN : 9781416602774
Genre : Education
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Contains a set of six operating principles through a fictional dialogue that provides practical guidance to school leaders, including identifying core beliefs, creating a shared vision, and developing and implementing an action plan.

Fighting For Change In Your School

Author : Harvey Alvy
ISBN : 9781416624165
Genre : Education
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In this indispensable book for K–12 leaders, Harvey Alvy offers a thoughtful roadmap and guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess school- or districtwide initiatives that actually work. The book is filled with a wealth of resources—action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols—for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement. Alvy discusses in detail the six "red flags" that educators confront daily and a set of countervailing strategies (six practical guidelines) to pursue meaningful reforms, initiatives, and innovations: Red Flags * The Narrative Trap * Overpromising and Overloading * Minimizing the Enormous Difficulty of Implementation * Eyes off the Prize * Historical Amnesia * The Business “Solution” Guidelines * Building a Collaborative Learning Community * Effectively Using Human, Fiscal, and Material Resources * Respecting the Change Process * Sustaining a Coherent School Mission and Vision * Embracing Timeless and Eclectic Teaching Practices * Championing and Empowering the Underserved Selecting and implementing reforms, initiatives, and practices wisely is key if we truly want the best for our students--and skipping the necessary planning and forethought can be catastrophic. Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance is the book every educator needs to ensure the former and prevent the latter. The time to address these challenges is now.

Change Leadership

Author : Tony Wagner
ISBN : 9781118429518
Genre : Education
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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

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