Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change: The Story of San Diego's Reform

Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change: The Story of San Diego's Reform

by Linda Darling-Hammond, Amy M. Hightower, Jennifer L. Husbands, Jeanette R. LaFors
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578861675

ISBN-13: 9781578861675

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: R&L Education

Instructional quality is one of the most important factors in effective teaching. Without it, school reform is impossible. How can leaders develop and implement strategies to improve faculty quality and then manage the process of school reform in today's complex school environments? The authors answer this question through the study of a systemic reform initiative

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Overview

Instructional quality is one of the most important factors in effective teaching. Without it, school reform is impossible. How can leaders develop and implement strategies to improve faculty quality and then manage the process of school reform in today's complex school environments? The authors answer this question through the study of a systemic reform initiative that was launched in San Diego, California in the late 1990s. San Diego was selected for the study because of its proactive attempts to address the quality of teaching, while simultaneously incorporating California's complex, multi-faceted policies directed at education reform. Instructional Leadership for Systemic Change: Provides a rich, comprehensive description of how a major urban school reform initiative was undertaken, Describes political conflicts and implementation issues that occur in real world reform, Describes the changes undertaken to revise the reform each year, Details the various outcomes that occurred for schools and students at different levels. Will be useful to administrators in training, students of leadership and reform, and researchers and policy analysts interested in the anatomy of school change and improvement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578861675
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Leading Systemic School Improvement Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Figures and Tables Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 Building Instructional Quality: A New Theory of Educational Improvement Chapter 4 2 Instructional Reform in San Diego City Schools: A Thoughtful Strategy for Change Chapter 5 3 Changing the System at the Top: Rethinking the District Chapter 6 4 Charting the Results of the Reform Chapter 7 5 Reform at the Elementary Level: Changing Practice, Changing Culture Chapter 8 6 Reform at the Middle School Level: From the Inside Out Chapter 9 7 The Teachers' View: Where Reform Hits the Road Chapter 10 8 Meeting the Needs of High Schools: Reforming the Reform Chapter 11 9 Conclusion Part 12 Appendix: San Diego City School District-Wide Student Performance, SAT-9 Part 13 References Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Authors

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