ERIC Number: EJ964228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Turnaround Necessities: Basic Conditions for an Effective, Sustainable, and Scalable School Turnaround
Robinson, William S.; Buntrock, LeAnn M.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n3 p4-8 Nov 2011
Turning around chronically low-performing schools is challenging work requiring fundamental rethinking of the change process, and a systemic rather than school-by-school approach. Without a doubt, high-impact school leaders are critical to turnaround success, and pockets of success around the country demonstrate this. However, transformational and sustainable success at scale requires substantial engagement by school district leaders with the capacity and will to initiate, support, and enhance dramatic change. The most successful turnaround efforts have both--high-impact leaders and the district capacity to initiate, support, and enhance transformational change.
Descriptors: School Districts, School Turnaround, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Leaders, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Leadership, Formative Evaluation, Principals, Professional Autonomy
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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