The Process-Centered School: Sustaining a Renaissance Community / Edition 1

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This book details the steps that need to be taken to move from a traditional school system to a true learning organization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803963146
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/24/1997
  • Series: Curriculum Enrichment Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento. He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction in the Office of the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents
Active in many professional organizations, Art served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Peter M Senge
Preface - Arthur L Costa and Rosemarie M Liebmann
Constructing the Metaphors for Process - Diane P Zimmerman
Spreading the Good Word - Alison Preece
Communicating with the School Community to Support Change
Organizational Learning - Laura Lipton and Robert Melamede
The Essential Journey
Designing Learning for a New Work Environment - Michael Pennella
Key Values and Skills
Staff Development - Fred H Wood
A Process Approach
Preparing New Teachers - Gloria A Slick
A Process Approach
Developing Adaptive Schools in a Quantum Universe - Robert J Garmston and Bruce Wellman
The Norms of Collaboration - Arthur L Costa, William Baker, and Stanley Shalit
Attaining Communicative Competence
The Process of Coaching - Arthur L Costa and Robert J Garmston
Mediating Growth toward Holonomy
Developing a Scoring Rubric for a Process School - Charles Lavaroni
Capturing the Spirit - Jospeh H Saban
Process Pervades the Organization
Searching for Evidence - Rosemarie M Liebmann and Arthur L Costa
Toward a Renaissance Community
Change - Anthony Colella, Arthur L Costa, and Rosemarie M Liebmann
The Journey Begins
Afterword: The Essence - Lou Rubin
Process as Content
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