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ERIC Number: EJ819173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
The Big U-Turn
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.
Education Next, v9 n1 p20-27 Win 2009
This article explains what the authors know, from plentiful cross-sector research, about how to engineer turnarounds within existing organizations. It then identifies two critical policy issues that states and districts must address to accelerate the prevalence of real, successful turnarounds in education. Effective turnaround leaders follow a formula of common actions that spur dramatic improvement. The actions interact to move the organization rapidly toward impressive, mission-determined results that influence stakeholders to support additional change. In this article, the authors explain the six most consistent "actions" in the bad-to-great formula and provide an example of what each action might entail in school and district turnarounds. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A