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ERIC Number: ED553399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Building Leadership Capacity in California's Public Education Systems: Lessons from the SCALE Initiative
Knudson, Joel
American Institutes for Research
This report documents the history and evolution of the Stuart Foundation California Leaders in Education (SCALE) Initiative through 2014. It tells the story of how the work began, what it entails, and how it has developed across time. The report also identifies lessons learned from the SCALE experience. These lessons can inform the participants of the initiative itself as they continue their work together, as well as other educators who might seek to create similar learning and networking opportunities to improve their own systems. The report draws on three primary data sources. The first is a set of interviews conducted in late spring and early summer 2014 with the active participants in the SCALE Initiative, including all active system leaders and representatives from both Bain & Company and California Education Partners. (See Appendix A for a complete list of interviewees.) The second data source is direct observation of three of the group's six workshops that took place in 2013 and 2014. The third data source is a document review from early planning conversations among initiative participants and from each of the six workshops, including prereading materials, tools, slide presentations, and products from the workshops of the participants' work together. The pages that follow address several questions key to understanding the SCALE Initiative. (1) What is the history of the initiative? What does it look like, and how has it evolved? (2) How do participants describe their experience with the SCALE Initiative? (3) What elements of the initiative have been the most effective? (4) What elements of the initiative have posed the greatest challenges? (5) What lessons can we learn from the SCALE Initiative? In answering these questions, this report can inform the broader field of education stakeholders about ways in which school system leaders can best contribute to student success.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: California