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ERIC Number: ED537957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-17
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Dynamics of Change. Research Brief
Williamson, Ronald
Education Partnerships, Inc.
School communities feel pressure to dramatically improve the educational experience of students and principals are confronted with the need to lead their staff and community in examining current practice and implementing changes that respond to these demands. Leading school change is one of the most complex tasks faced by a school leader. The September 2007 Feature Article at "The Principals' Partnership" website describes how several principals transformed their schools. An analysis of the change process conducted by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory identified several key components of change. The study found that successful school improvement, and associated changes, required managing six critical components: (1) A clear, strong and collectively held educational vision and institutional mission; (2) A strong, committed professional community; (3) Learning environments that promote high standards for student achievement; (4) Sustained professional development to improve learning; (5) Successful partnerships with parents, health and human services agencies, businesses, universities and other community organizations; and (6) A systematic planning and implementation process for instituting needed changes. This brief discusses the six stages and four key components of the change process. It also provides tools and resources that principals can use to work with their staff and community as they lead school improvement efforts. (Contains 6 online resources and 6 resources.)
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)