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Diagnosis and Design for School Improvement: Using a Distributed Perspective to Lead and Manage Change

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In this practical resource, the authors maintain that to effect real reform today's educators must understand how leading and managing for instructional improvement gets done in their school and in turn use their diagnoses as the basis for mindful design and redesign.
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Diagnosis and Design for School Improvement: Using a Distributed Perspective to Lead and Manage Change

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Overview

In this practical resource, the authors maintain that to effect real reform today's educators must understand how leading and managing for instructional improvement gets done in their school and in turn use their diagnoses as the basis for mindful design and redesign.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807752166
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Leading and Managing with Diagnosis and Design 1

Diagnosis and Design 4

Digging Deeper: Exploring the Entailments of Diagnosis and Design 7

Focusing on the Formal and Informal Organization 15

Managing Dual and Sometimes Dueling Roles 19

Anchoring the Work in the Technical Core 20

The Emergent Nature of Practice 21

Summary 22

2 A Distributed Framework for Diagnosis and Design 24

The Need for an Analytical Framework 25

What Is Leadership? 26

What About Management? 29

A Distributed Perspective on Leadership and Management 30

Summary 42

3 Diagnosis and Design: Focusing on the Formal Organization 44

Diagnosing and Designing the Formal Organization 45

From Diagnosis to Design and Redesign 65

Summary 74

4 Diagnosis and Design: Attending to the Lived Organization 76

Leadership and Management in the Lived Organization 78

Design and the Lived Organization: The Emergent Nature of Practice 96

Summary 98

5 Leading and Managing Through Diagnosis and Design 99

Situating Our Account of Leadership and Management Practice 100

Diagnosis and Design: Lessons from Practice 103

Appendix A Overview of the Research 111

Appendix B School Staff Survey Instrument 115

Appendix C Experience-Sampling Form 117

Notes 121

References 123

Index 129

About the Authors 134

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