From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity

The Parallel Leadership Pathway
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ISBN-13:
9781452236919
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EPUB
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Francis A. Crowther
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EPUB
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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The definitive approach to achieving long-term school improvement


Bestselling author Frank Crowther makes a compelling case for capacity building and parallel leadership as the keys to ensuring sustainable improvement. Based on a study of how school leaders collaborated to enhance quality in their workplaces, this book:



  • Outlines six research-based dynamics for accomplishing lasting results

  • Provides real-life examples of successful parallel leadership among school staff

  • Demonstrates effective capacity building in multiple settings


Everything you need to build a successful and sustainable plan that is rooted in enduring principles is right here, complete with practical examples and proven tools.

The definitive approach to achieving long-term school improvement

Bestselling author Frank Crowther makes a compelling case for capacity building and parallel leadership as the keys to ensuring sustainable improvement. Based on a study of how school leaders collaborated to enhance quality in their workplaces, this book:



  • Outlines six research-based dynamics for accomplishing lasting results

  • Provides real-life examples of successful parallel leadership among school staff

  • Demonstrates effective capacity building in multiple settings


Everything you need to build a successful and sustainable plan that is rooted in enduring principles is right here, complete with practical examples and proven tools.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword by Andy Hargreaves
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. The COSMIC C-B Approach: A Prelude
Introduction
COSMIC C-B in Brief
The School Research Origins of COSMIC C-B
The Phase A Research
The Phase B Research
The Phase C Research
Concluding Comment
2. The First C-B Dynamic: Committing to Revitalization
Introduction
A Snapshot of Committing to Revitalization: Carmichael Secondary College
Committing to Revitalization: Deepening Our Understanding
Leadership for Committing to Revitalization
Thinking Outside the Square: Al Gore and Committing to Revitalization
Conclusion
Committing to Revitalization: Building Personal Capacity
3. The Second C-B Dynamic: Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence
Introduction
A Snapshot of Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Bellwood Secondary School
Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Deepening Our Understanding
Organizational Coherence as Structural Alignment
Organizational Coherence as Cognitive Alignment
Organizational Coherence as Structural and Cognitive Alignment
Leadership for Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence
Thinking “Outside-the-Square”: Organizational Coherence When Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus
Conclusion
Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Building Personal Capacity
4. The Third C-B Dynamic: Seeking New Heights
Introduction
A Snapshot of Seeking New Heights: Carlo Maria Carafa High School
Seeking New Heights: Deepening Our Understanding
Leadership for Seeking New Heights
Summary
Seeking New Heights: Building Personal Capacity
5. The Fourth C-B Dynamic: Micro-Pedagogical Deepening
Introduction
A Snapshot of Micro-Pedagogical Deepening: Greenfield Elementary School
Thinking Outside the Square: The Grameen Way and Micro Pedagogical Deepening
Conclusion
Micro-Pedagogical Deepening – Building Personal Capacity
6. The Fifth C-B Dynamic: Invoking Reaction
Introduction
A Snapshot of Invoking Reaction: Eacham High School
Invoking Reaction: Deepening Our Understanding
Leadership for Invoking Reaction
Thinking Outside the Square: Médecins Sans Frontières and Invoking Reaction
Conclusion
Invoking Reaction: Building Personal Capacity
7. The Sixth C-B Dynamic: Consolidating Success
Introduction
A Snapshot of Consolidating Success: All Hallows Catholic Elementary School
Consolidating Success: Deepening Our Understanding
The Systemic Perspective on Consolidating Success
The Metanoia Perspective on Consolidating Success
The Culture Perspective on Consolidating Success
The Leadership Perspective on Consolidating Success
Consolidating Success: Steve “Crocodile Hunter”
Summary
Consolidating Success: Building Personal Capacity
8. Next Steps Along the Parallel Leadership C-B Pathway
Introduction
COSMIC C-B in Retrospect and Prospect
Parallel Leadership in Retrospect and Prospect
Conclusion
Appendix A: The IDEAS Project
Appendix B: The Research Design and Methodology
References
Index

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