Learning from Practice:A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs / Edition 2

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Overview

The new edition of this popular textbook for externship seminars has been revised and updated. It now includes several additional chapters written by contributing authors new to this edition, including a chapter on judicial externships, expanded material on ethical issues in externships, a chapter on creative problem solving, and a chapter on learning practical judgment. Chapters are designed for convenient use in a single class session, and the book offers a menu of topics among which teachers can choose to match the objectives for their particular externship course.

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Provides practical advice on problem-solving, communication, and staff motivation, arguing for more realistic expectations about the pace of reform and the performance of leaders, and pinpointing the key sources of resistance to school reform while suggesting a new model of leadership that builds cooperation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314152848
  • Publisher: West Academic
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 494
  • Sales rank: 221,031
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT EVANS is a clinical and organizational psychologist and director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Mass. A former high school and preschool teacher, he has consulted to hundreds of schools and districts throughout America and around the world and has worked extensively with teachers, administrators, school boards, and state education officials.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Author
1 Changing Paradigms 3
2 The Meanings of Change 21
3 The Culture of Resistance 40
4 Implementation: Tasks of Transition 55
5 Substance: New Agendas, Old Problems 74
6 Staff: Understanding Reluctant Faculty 91
7 Setting: Assessing Organizational Capacity 119
8 Leadership: Old Paradoxes, New Promise 145
9 The Authentic Leader 183
10 Clarity and Focus: The Power of Concentration 206
11 Participation - Without Paralysis 229
12 Recognition: Reversing the Golden Rule 254
13 Confrontation: Avoiding Avoidance 272
14 Reach and Realism, Experience and Hope 289
References 301
Index 311
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