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ERIC Number: ED539546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
School Turnaround Teachers: Competencies for Success. Part of the School Turnaround Collection from Public Impact
Public Impact
Individual teachers have the largest single school effect on student performance. Documented experience also indicates that individual teachers in high-poverty schools can effect rapid, dramatic student learning improvements within their own classrooms. Organization-wide change of a similar magnitude takes a broader effort with daring leadership at the helm and persistent, achievement-oriented collaboration among staff. That is the stuff of which rapid, bad-to-great turnarounds across sectors are made. This guide aims to help schools attempting turnarounds understand the underlying characteristics of teachers likely to succeed in this unique context, based on the best available research to date. Interestingly, the characteristics identified by early research on star "teachers" in high-poverty schools are remarkably similar to the competencies exhibited by turnaround "leaders" across sectors. As more schools attempt turnarounds, increasingly accurate, detailed descriptions of teachers who are successful in this context will be possible. This is a companion to "Leaders for School Turnarounds: Competencies for Success." Both guides seek to clarify the most critical competencies--or patterns of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting--that enable people to be successful in attempts to transform schools from failure to excellence quickly and dramatically. The leader guide provides competency definitions, school examples, and detailed levels of increasingly effective competence. This teacher version provides competency definitions and school examples only. A bibliography is included. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [Contributors include Lucy M. Steiner, Emily Ayscue Hassel, Bryan Hassel and Elizabeth Valsing. For related reports, see "School Turnaround Leaders: Competencies for Success. Part of the School Turnaround Collection from Public Impact" (ED539552); "School Turnaround Leaders: Selection Toolkit. Part of the School Turnaround Collection from Public Impact" (ED539543); and "School Turnaround Teachers: Selection Toolkit. Part of the School Turnaround Collection from Public Impact" (ED539551).]
Public Impact. 504 Dogwood Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Tel: 919-240-7955; Fax: 919-928-8473; e-mail: info@publicimpact.com; Web site: http://www.publicimpact.com
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Chicago Public Education Fund
Authoring Institution: Public Impact