The Moral Imperative Realized

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"Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read. He offers such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who are committed to high levels of learning for all students." —Richard DuFour, Author Successful school leadership in action Achieving excellence begins with hard work at the ground level. There is no question that the stakes have been raised and that school leaders have more pressure — and more opportunity — to make a bigger difference than ever before. Award-winning author and educational

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Overview

"Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read. He offers such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who are committed to high levels of learning for all students." —Richard DuFour, Author Successful school leadership in action Achieving excellence begins with hard work at the ground level. There is no question that the stakes have been raised and that school leaders have more pressure — and more opportunity — to make a bigger difference than ever before. Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan takes the subject of moral leadership to the next level by showing how to put change into practice at the local and systemic levels. He explains how the combined forces of shared leadership make the difference, and outlines proven ways to:
• Create a culture of moral leadership
• Drive change with school leaders
• Achieve systemwide progress
• Avoid educational blind alleys School leaders and principals must answer the call to drive the change our children deserve. This invaluable resource will inspire, educate, and provide a map for blazing the trail to success.

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Editorial Reviews

Marcus P. Johnson
"Every child must reach their potential, that is the moral imperative that Michael Fullan is again calling our attention to! Not only does The Moral Imperative Realized shine the light on the path that each of us in Public Education must walk; it provides the call to action that we must answer!"
Richard Du Four
"The Moral Imperative Realized is a call to action. Michael Fullan makes it clear that the most pious mission statement held with passionate conviction will not improve schools unless educators take strategic actions to bring that mission to life. More importantly, he offers specific examples of system-wide improvement with such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who contend they are committed to high levels of learning for all students. Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read."
Jim Knight
"Michael Fullan ups the ante once again for school reformers. In The Moral Imperative Realized, he makes it clear that anyone who ignores the moral dimensions of of school improvement is doomed to fail. This is an essential resource for any change leader."
Bill Hogarth
"A powerful and timely book that forcefully says that the only moral reality that counts is one that you can actually accomplish. And then Fullan shows how this can be done."
Mary Jean Gallagher
"Michael Fullan has given us a powerful roadmap for combining passionand strategic action. Practical, succinct and engaging. If this bookdoesn't move leaders to realize their moral imperative, nothing will!"
Richard DuFour
"The Moral Imperative Realized is a call to action. Michael Fullan makes it clear that the most pious mission statement held with passionate conviction will not improve schools unless educators take strategic actions to bring that mission to life. More importantly, he offers specific examples of system-wide improvement with such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who contend they are committed to high levels of learning for all students. Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412996105
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,513,975
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Consulting Description

Consulting Description: Leadership

An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.

Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.

He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages.

Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

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Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Moral Purpose Is Not a Strategy 1

Moral Imperative as Strategy 3

Moral Purpose Is Not Sufficient 10

2 Realized Moral Purpose 15

Ontario: Crosby, Armadale, Rideau, South Simcoe 20

Chicago: 100 Schools 33

3 School and District Symbiosis 39

Sanger Unified School District 40

Fort Bend Independent School District 44

Ottawa Catholic District School Board 46

York Region District School Board 51

District and School Symbiosis 55

4 System Leaders 57

School Leaders Broaden Their Perspective 57

School Leaders as Formal System Leaders 63

System Leaders Themselves 66

Becoming "Superman" 72

References 77

Index 79

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