Moving Upward Together: Creating Strategic Alignment to Sustain Systemic School Improvement

Moving Upward Together: Creating Strategic Alignment to Sustain Systemic School Improvement

by Francis M. Duffy
     
 

If school districts want to sustain improvements that have been achieved during this period of district transformation, district leaders need to align their district, both vertically and horizontally. Alignment assures that the work of individuals supports their team goals, the work of teams supports their school's goals, the work of schools supports their clusters

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Overview

If school districts want to sustain improvements that have been achieved during this period of district transformation, district leaders need to align their district, both vertically and horizontally. Alignment assures that the work of individuals supports their team goals, the work of teams supports their school's goals, the work of schools supports their clusters, and the work of clusters supports the district's strategic direction. This groudbreaking work presents qualitative information about the nature of strategic alignment in school systems and how to create and sustain it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578860982
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Leading Systemic School Improvement Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Part I: First Things First: Foundational Knowledge for Transforming School Systems Chapter 5 1 Prologue on Policy-Making: Understanding the Legacy of School-Based Reform and the Promise of Districtwide Transformation Chapter 6 2 Systems Thinking, System Dynamics, and Systemic Change Chapter 7 3 Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning Chapter 8 4 Strategic Change Leadership to Transform School Systems Chapter 9 5 The Power of Mental Models Part 10 Part II: The Future in the Present Tense How to Transform an Entire School System Chapter 11 6 Step-Up-To-Excellence: An Eagle's View of the Methodology Chapter 12 7 Step-Up-To-Excellence: The Pre-Launch Preparation Phase Chapter 13 8 Step-Up-To-Excellence, Step 1: Redesign the Entire District Chapter 14 9 Transition Management Part 15 Part III: Create and Sustain Strategic Alignment Chapter 16 10 Step-Up-To-Excellence, Steps 2 to 4: Create Strategic Alignment Chapter 17 11 New Brooms Sweep Clean: Sustaining Change When There's a Revolving Door in the Superintendent's Office Chapter 18 12 Step-Up-To-Excellence, Step 5: Evaluate Whole-System Performance Part 19 Epilogue Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Author

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