Shaking Up the Schoolhouse: How to Support and Sustain Educational Innovation / Edition 1

Shaking Up the Schoolhouse: How to Support and Sustain Educational Innovation / Edition 1

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by Phillip C. Schlechty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787972134

ISBN-13: 9780787972134

Pub. Date: 04/02/2004

Publisher: Wiley

"Once again, Phil Schlechty demonstrates why I consider him to be one of the clearest minds in American education. He knows how important public education is to our democracy and has real ideas for making it better. This book is a must-read for policymakers at any level and for those who think and care about school improvement."
—Paul D. Houston, executive

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"Once again, Phil Schlechty demonstrates why I consider him to be one of the clearest minds in American education. He knows how important public education is to our democracy and has real ideas for making it better. This book is a must-read for policymakers at any level and for those who think and care about school improvement."
—Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators

"Schlechty shares leading-edge insights and offers practical guidance to anyone who affects student learning. His suggestions are wonderful dialogue starters for educators searching for ways to make dramatic improvement in schools."
—Dennis Sparks, executive director, National Staff Development Council

In this visionary book, renowned educator Phillip Schlechty argues for change-adept school systems. He not only challenges educational administrators, teachers, teacher leaders, legislators, and policymakers to recognize the need for transformation, but also shows how they can grow into skillful leaders of lasting change. Shaking Up the Schoolhouse begins with an incisive discussion of the dangers and opportunities in reworking school systems. Drawing from decades of experience and from actual cases, the author describes the essential characteristics of change-adept organizations. He then presents a practical framework for helping teachers to overcome obstacles in the learning experience, from reviewing the competition to improving student engagement through more effective standards. Schlechty also focuses on empowering principals, superintAndents, and school board members as they struggle with structural and cultural change in their schools and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787972134
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
892,143
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

The Author.

Part One: Understanding the System.

1. Introduction: Social Change and School Reform.

2. Characteristics of Change-Adept Organizations.

Part Two: Creating Quality Learning Experiences.

3. Focusing on Results.

4. Getting Down to Business.

5. Learning from Competitors.

6. Assessing the Quality of Schoolwork.

7. Using the WOW Framework.

Part Three: Transformational Leadership.

8. Leading Structural and Cultural Change.

9. Empowered Leaders: Questions of Style and Substance.

10. Who's on First? A Personal View.

11. Epilogue: A Future for Public Education?

Notes.

Index.

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Shaking Up the Schoolhouse: How to Support and Sustain Educational Innovation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
VonHeard More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read on education. It is a great read for amy professional learning group or administrative team.