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ERIC Number: ED495611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-12
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-3169-0
School Leaders Building Capacity from Within: Resolving Competing Agendas Creatively
Burrello, Leonard C.; Hoffman, Lauren; Murray, Lynn
Corwin Press
Anything built to last needs a clear plan, a solid foundation, the right tools, and strong structural integrity to withstand threatening elements that arise. Unfortunately, most school reform programs do not meet these basic requirements and crumble as quickly as they appear. To offset such mishaps, this guide empowers the reader to be an architect of long-lasting, positive change using proven "Structural Dynamics" strategies. Through user-friendly definitions, illustrative points, and indispensable how-to's, the book enables one to easily apply the principles prescribed, safeguard one's plans against failure, and lead one's school to reach its maximum potential. Highlights in this book include: (1) Real-life examples of schools that have improved using "Structural Dynamics" principles; (2) Specific strategies for overcoming obstacles; (3) Tips for creating a results-oriented plan and meeting shared goals; and (4) Straightforward discussion of the four key elements that propel one's school toward achievement. As the educational system increasingly focuses on accountability, this resource provides the support, insight, and guidance needed to meet rising demands and create a springboard for enduring, soaring success. Following a foreword (Robert Fritz) and a preface, this book presents seven chapters: (1) Stories of School Transformation; (2) Advancing a Model for Change; (3) Understanding Structural Conflict: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same; (4) Developing Shared Purposes and Principles; (5) Building Democratic Community in a Diverse Society; (6) Building Instructional Program Coherence; and (7) Advancing the Work of Leaders. This book concludes with a list of references; a glossary; and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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