Improving Schools from Within: Teachers, Parents, and Principals Can Make the Difference


Barth hows how communication, collegiality, and risk-taking among adults can create an atmosphere of learning and leadership for all.

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Barth hows how communication, collegiality, and risk-taking among adults can create an atmosphere of learning and leadership for all.

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"A humane blueprint for school reform that—instead of starting with a 'deficiency' model of what teachers can't do and giving them 'inservice' workshops ad infinitum—would build on the educational staff's existing strengths." (The New York Times Book Review)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555423681
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Series: Education-Higher Education
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 683,650
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents


1. A Crisis of Confidence.

2. Adversaries Within the Schoolhouse.

3. Becoming Colleagues.

4. Building a Community of Learners.

5. Teachers as Learners.

6. Principals as Learners.

7. Learning to Lead.

8. Practice into Prose.

9. Between School and University.

10. Becoming a Community of Leaders.

11. Visions of Good Schools.

12. A Personal Vision.

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