Leading Change In Your School

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608087
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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."

Leading Change In Schools

Author: Sian Case
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855391341
Size: 46.67 MB
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Discover how you can successfully introduce change in your school, positively influence key colleagues and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. Leading Change in Schools draws on the author's extensive experience of working with schools in flux, as well as insights from many teachers and school leaders working in a wide variety of situations to improve their schools. Case studies provide springboards for helpful ideas and the focus is always on practical strategies that definitely work.

Leading Change Together

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625003
Size: 13.56 MB
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“If we can get adult development right, we can change the world!” Adult development . . . in schools? Yes. In fact, understanding and sharing ideas—and implementing practices—that help adults explore experiences and assumptions is a powerful driver of school change. Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano share expertise that has evolved from their many decades of research and work with educators and show you how to • Deepen your understanding of adult development and its role in systemic and schoolwide change and educational improvement, • Connect theory to practice with developmentally oriented structures and strategies that enhance collaboration, communication, and feedback, • Support individual and organizational growth with a differentiated approach to leadership and capacity building, and • Build trust, capacity, collegiality, and sustainability with developmental practices that meet adult needs. Whether you work in a school, district, university, educational institution, or other learning organization, you’ll learn how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with a deep understanding of individuals’ experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work. Leading Change Together explains how you and other adult learners can effect tremendous change in schools and systems.

The Edtech Advocate S Guide To Leading Change In Schools

Author: Mark Gura
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564843944
Size: 39.30 MB
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"The education field is in the midst of a complete digital transformation. Accordingly, tech coaches and other school leaders must shift from simply bringing technology into schools to identifying how the various elements of this changing landscape fit together to form an improved version of education. These changes affect everyone in the school, and as entire school communities are impacted, informed individuals who can guide the transformation are needed. The problem is that there are not nearly enough certified tech coaches in schools, and those who are in place are not always adequately prepared to handle this new mission. This book helps new and emerging tech coaches and school technology leaders embrace their roles and guides them as they make important decisions and take meaningful steps to effectively participate in this education transformation"--Back cover.

Teachers Leading Change

Author: Judy Durrant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900676
Size: 57.46 MB
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Within a theoretical & policy context, the authors offer practical guidance on integrating inquiry with practice, show how to encourage collaboration & critical dialogue within & between schools, & focus strongly on pupil, teacher & organizational learning.

How To Change 5000 Schools

Author: Benjamin Levin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934742082
Size: 47.94 MB
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In How to Change 5000 Schools, Ben Levin, former deputy minister of education for the province of Ontario, draws on his experience overseeing major systemwide education reforms in Canada and England to set forth a refreshingly positive, pragmatic, and optimistic approach to leading educational change at all levels.

Leadership For Change And School Reform

Author: Kathryn Riley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134586701
Size: 11.64 MB
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School reform is a top priority for governments today. This timely and challenging book, edited by leading international researchers, Kathryn Riley and Karen Seashore Louis, offers a rich comparative perspective on leadership for change and school reform. Contributors form North America, Europe and Australia demonstrate how school leadership is influenced by global pressures, differing national and state contexts and local concerns. They illustrate the limitations of reform initiatives which focus on school leaders tot he exclusion of the many other organisations which affect school, such as national and local governments, professional associations and school communities. This book raises some important questions such as: *How can school leaders create intelligent, thinking schools? *How can leadership and learning be linked together? *What are the characteristics of effective local education authorities and school districts? *What is the role of teacher organisations in educational reform and change? *What happens if businesses, teachers, parents and local communities have different views of what makes a good school? The text illustrates the ways in which leadership is rooted in learning, and identifies new directions for school leadership. It challenges conventional notions of leadership, offering an expanded view, which sees leadership just as an individual role-based function, but as a network of relationships among people, structures and cultures. This lively and provocative book should be read by all those interested in education reform.

Leading Schools In Times Of Change

Author: Day, Christopher
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335205828
Size: 55.89 MB
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Leadership of schools in changing times is fraught with opportunities and challenges. Leaders are expected to manage competing interests, to create conditions which form the foundation for lifelong learning, to sustain the motivation and morale of staff and to raise achievement levels of all students. Yet to date, there are few texts which examine how this is done successfully. This book seeks to meet this need. It considers effective leadership and management of schools from the perspectives of headteachers, teachers, students, ancillaries, governors and parents in a variety of reputationally good schools of different phases, locations and size. Through a mixture of participants' accounts and analysis of leadership theory, this highly readable book reveals a number of characteristics of headteachers who are both effective and successful: the centrality of personal values, people-centred leadership and the ability to manage tensions and dilemmas. The authors propose a post-transformational theory that reflects the complexity of leadership behaviour in the twenty-first century, suggesting that reliance upon rational, managerialist theory as the basis for training is inappropriate for the values-led contingency model that represents successful school leadership.

Accelerating Change In Schools

Author: Linda Dudar
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786355027
Size: 54.65 MB
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This book presents major findings from a research study exploring the leadership needed to enact rapid change - defined as three years or less - in various school contexts, overtly including the perspectives of leaders, teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders.

Building Strong School Cultures

Author: Sharon D. Kruse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229478X
Size: 17.79 MB
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Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities! This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning, and trust to affect teaching and learning. Part of the Leadership for Learning series, this volume presents a leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: Diagnosing and shaping a school culture Revising leadership functions to broaden decision-making processes Rethinking organizational structures Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability