ERIC Number: ED519330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools
Edwards, Steven W.; Chapman, Paul E.
Educational Research Service
"Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools" uncovers an often overlooked truth--effective change is the product of hard work and dedication. There is no silver bullet; no matter how many programs, software packages, or new initiatives a district uses, the magic won't just "happen." Dynamic schools result from consistent and redundant focus on the fundamental core elements affecting teachers and students--the premise of "Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools." What sets this book apart is its focus on "how" school leaders do business, instead of on "what" business leaders should do. Regardless of the methods chosen, there are six fundamental processes--pillars--that must be ongoing within the school and district in order to sustain meaningful change on the road to dynamic schools. The chances of long-term success for school reformation plans that lack even one of these essential pillars are doomed to mediocrity at best and complete failure at worst. Ideal for use as a book study in a professional learning community, Problem-Based Learning exercises are provided with each chapter to drive discussion and facilitate learning and understanding.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Change Strategies, Administrative Principles, Textbook Content, Organizational Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Empowerment, Instructional Leadership, Educational Planning, Evaluation, Collegiality, Responsibility, Redundancy, Educational Research, Reliability, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service