Dream Create Sustain

Author: Francis M. Duffy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098547
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This book provides change leaders in education with essential concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics for how to create and sustain whole-system change in their school systems.

The Systems Thinking School

Author: Peter A. Barnard
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475805802
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This book uses systems thinking to explain and describe the management unlearning and new learning needed to create deep and fundamental changes to the way schools operate as complete learning entities. It explains why the reinstatement of the personal tutor in a vertical system is essential to the creation of a learning organization within a complete home/school operational learning process; one capable of building a values driven and more purposeful school culture within a more relevant and coherent society.

Reimagining Instructional Supervision

Author: Francis M. Duffy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822731
Format: PDF
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The history of instructional supervision has been relatively constant. From the days when the first colonists arrived and established schools for their children until today instructional supervision has consistently focused on the critical examination of a teacher’s classroom behavior with the assumption that supervising individual teachers could significantly improve teaching and learning throughout a school system. That assumption has proven to be flawed. The author believes that the focus of instructional supervision needs to shift off of individual teachers to focus on transforming the organization design and functioning of entire school systems. Instead of observing teachers working in their classrooms a re-imagined instructional supervision process would focus on transforming three sets of key system variables: Transform the system’s environmental relationships, transform the system’s core and support work processes, and transform the system’s internal social infrastructure. Supervising Knowledge Work describes the salient features of a re-imagined supervision process called Knowledge Work Supervision that is designed to transform entire school systems.

Supervision

Author: Jeffrey Dr. Glanz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814968
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This edited volume presents the most current thinking about state of the field of supervision. It gathers the top scholars in the field to bring their knowledge and expertise to bear on some of the intractable problems and issues in the field. Readers will be impressed by the depth and breadth of coverage. Combined with the latest theories, the volume provides practical ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools for all students.

Learn or Die 21st Century Community Learning

Author: John Andrew Harrold
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 145753360X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There are prevailing paradoxes which must be resolved if we are to advance an educational system worthy of 21st century citizens. A paradox is an apparently contradictory statement which may be true however great the contradiction. Somehow, we have to resolve these contradictions if we are to move forward. “We assume that all can learn, but all do not learn at the same pace and in the same way. Yet, we want everyone to complete schooling at the same time or be judged a failure” (Indiana University Dean of Education, Howard Mehlinger, Retired). During the advent years of the July 4th 2026 Birthday Celebration of The Declaration of Independence, the paradoxes blocking our democratic institutions of learning have not been resolved. The Institute for 21st Century Learning has used in the preparation of LEARN OR DIE a community of national scholars, each having their own insights, yet the knowledge and skill attributes necessary for addressing today’s paradox barriers: Qualitative Action Research; The New Global Economy; The New Urbanism; The New University; Complex Systems Evaluation; 21st Century Leadership; Vision-Based Community Development; and Citizens’ Community Connections and the Transformation of Community Schools. Is the American Revolution still alive?

Beyond School Improvement

Author: Robert Davidovich
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297139X
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The authors discuss four elements of change and outline five essential practices for leading dynamic, innovative educational systems that prepare students for a changing world.

Wellness Leadership

Author: Judd Allen
Publisher: Human Resources Institute LLC
ISBN: 9780941703239
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Wellness Leadership empowers managers, wellness committee members and other wellness champions to create a workplace culture that supports healthy lifestyles. Such a culture of health saves lives, cuts medical costs, enhances productivity, improves morale and adds new vitality to work groups. Wellness Leadership explains how to create a shared wellness vision, serve as an effective role model, align cultural influences and monitor/celebrate success. Revealing self-tests, a culture survey, information about legal issues, guidelines for establishing wellness committees, leadership stories and checklists take the guesswork out of creating a culture of health.

Professional Capital

Author: Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771708
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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].

Second International Handbook of Educational Change

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048126606
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

What Works in Girls Education

Author: Gene B Sperling
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815728611
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.