ERIC Number: ED377586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Making Change Happen: Practical Planning for School Leaders.
Herman, Jerry J.; Herman, Janice L.
This book presents information for school administrators and leaders about how to use a wide variety of planning tools for educational change. The planning strategies draw on current restructuring concepts, such as effective-schools research, school-based management, and total quality management (TQM), to create a holistic framework for administrative planning. Chapter 1 discusses why contemporary leadership is crucial to causing planned changes that will lead to successful schools. Chapter 2 provides an overview of planning in schools to achieve a desired vision. It then describes the relationship between the "whats" (strategic planning) and the "hows" (tactical planning) of planning. The next planning step of mustering support for the planning effort is described in chapter 3, which provides information related to the various roles schools' stakeholders play in the planning process, and it relates specific techniques for reaching consensus. Gathering crucial planning input data and obtaining a statement-of-the-district profile are outlined in chapter 4. More specific and situational strategies are described in the fifth chapter. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 develop tactical administrative plans and implementation strategies related to the findings of effective-schools research, school-based management, and TQM. The final chapter presents the glue that ties strategy to tactic to management to evaluation, creating a complete workable package for administrators. Two tables, 12 figures, a glossary, and many checklists are included. Contains 50 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Long Range Planning, Organizational Development, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Strategic Planning
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6097-2, $18; hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6096-4).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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