ERIC Number: ED395387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Designing High-Performance Schools: A Practical Guide to Organizational Reengineering.
Duffy, Francis M.
This book offers a step-by-step, systematic process for designing high-performance learning organizations. The process helps administrators develop proposals for redesigning school districts that are tailored to the district's environment, work system, and social system. Chapter 1 describes the characteristics of high-performing organizations, and chapter 2 provides a brief history of the current educational reform movement. The four phases of the redesign model are outlined in the third chapter. They include preparing, redesigning, achieving performance and diffusion, and seeking continuous improvement. Chapters 4 through 9 describe in detail various steps of the model's four phases. Chapters 10 through 13 offer ideas and strategies for supporting a redesign project, including change theory, interpersonal and group dynamics, supervision of knowledge work, and working with a consultant. References accompany each chapter. An index is included. Five figures and 41 worksheets are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Models, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development, Performance, School Restructuring, Systems Approach
St. Lucie Press, 100 E. Linton Blvd., Suite 403B, Delray Beach, FL 33483 ($39.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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