Organizing for School Change

Overview

Improving education is a key priority for governments around the world. While many suggestions on how best to achieve this are currently under debate, years of academic research have already revealed more about how to encourage change than is sometimes assumed.

This volume brings together for the first time some of the most significant work of Karen Seashore Louis, one of the foremost thinkers and researchers in the field. Organizing for School Change presents a unique variety ...

See more details below
Hardcover (1ST)
$146.52
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$170.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $125.89   
  • New (2) from $141.51   
  • Used (3) from $125.89   
Organizing for School Change

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$170.00
BN.com price

Overview

Improving education is a key priority for governments around the world. While many suggestions on how best to achieve this are currently under debate, years of academic research have already revealed more about how to encourage change than is sometimes assumed.

This volume brings together for the first time some of the most significant work of Karen Seashore Louis, one of the foremost thinkers and researchers in the field. Organizing for School Change presents a unique variety of research-based results from studies conducted over the past twenty-five years. What emerges is not an idealistic plan, but a realistic picture of what needs to be done if schools are to be made better.

Drawing on a wide and comprehensive list of sources, the ideas brought together in this collection will prove invaluable and insightful reading, stimulating both newcomers and veterans of the field to consider educational research in new ways.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415362269
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: Contexts of Learning Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Seashore Louis is Professor, Department of Educational Policy and Administration, at the University of Minnesota. She has more than 30 years experience of studying school improvement.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword Andy Hargreaves and Kathryn Riley Part 1. The Process of Change and Innovation 1. Knowledge Use and School Improvement 2. Permanent Innovations: Theoretical and administrative issues in institutionalizing change 3. Planning Improvement Efforts 4. Reforming Schools: Does the myth of Sisyphus apply? 5. Beyond 'Managed Change': Rethinking how schools improve 6. Organizational Learning and High Performance Learning Communities Part 2. Teachers in Changing Schools 7. Cultivating Teacher Engagement: Breaking the iron law of social class 8. Effects of Teacher Quality of Work Life on Commitment and Sense of Efficacy 9. Does Professional Community Affect the Classroom? Teacher' work and student work in restructuring schools 10. The Problem of Reform in Urban High Schools: A tale of two teams Part 3. Organizational Perspectives on Innovation and Change 11. Adoption Revisited: Decision-making and school district policy 12. Creating Community in Reform: Images of organizational learning in urban schools 13. A Culture Framework for Education: Defining quality values for U.S. high schools 14. Organizational Culture and Change: The impact of mental models, professional community, and interdisciplinary teaming on teacher practice Part 4. Educational Knowledge in Action 15. Policy Research in a Policy Vacuum 16. Improving Urban and Disadvantaged Schools: Dissemination and utilization perspectives 17. Reconnecting Knowledge Utilization and School Improvement: Two steps forward, one step back

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)