ERIC Number: ED412593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change.
Williams, R. Bruce
As school-restructuring efforts are initiated across the country, many schools are calling upon facilitators to guide the change process. Many people both inside and outside the school system can play facilitative roles. This guidebook offers tools and approaches for facilitating school change, breaking down the facilitator's role into 12 essential roles--architect, coach, producer, conductor, carpenter, quarterback, director, concertmaster, contractor, sportscaster, promoter, and critic. The roles combine the four functions of a facilitator--process leadership, skills training, resource consulting, and group energizing--with the three elements of the change process--student learning and achievement, shared decision making, and visible achievements. Each chapter covers one of the 12 roles and describes the skills and tools needed for the role, explains how to use the tools, and offers scenarios showing how the role is implemented in a school-change situation. One figure, an index, and multiple worksheets and diagrams are included. Appendices contain blackline masters for overhead transparencies or handouts. (Contains 57 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Participative Decision Making, School Restructuring
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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