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Breakthrough / Edition 1

Redesign classroom instruction to transform learning for both students and teachers!

presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create powerful, focused instruction that raises and sustains performance levels in the classroom. Based on three core components—personalization, precision, and professional learning—these breakthrough concepts turn reform into precise, data-driven classroom instruction personalized to every student. Unique elements of the Breakthrough framework include:

  • Improvement by design
  • Assessment for learning
  • Critical learning instructional paths
  • Mapping instructional paths
  • Smart use of data to drive instruction
  • Locking in ongoing improvement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412926423
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 420,901
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Consulting Description

Consulting Description: Leadership

Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries.

Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp (with Katelyn Donnelly), Leadership: Key Competencies (with Lyle Kirtman), and Freedom to Change. To learn more, visit his website at

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Peter Hill retired as secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) on December 14,2007. He has held numerous senior positions in school administration and educational research in Australia and the USA, including as head of the school system in the State of Victoria, Australia, and as professor of leadership and management in the faculty of education of The University of Melbourne. More recently he was director of research and development at the National Center on Education and the Economy in the USA. Over the past decade he has directed and assisted in a number of large-scale, comprehensive school improvement projects. His research interests are in the fields of assessment, school effectiveness and improvement, and instructional leadership.

Carmel Crévola is currently an independent international literacy consultant, author, and researcher who works extensively in Australia, Canada, UK, and the US. Her focus is on assisting systems toalign their assessment processes, instructional practices, and instructional leadership. Crévola has pioneered new approaches to data-driven literacy instruction and has led several large-scale school reform initiatives in both Australia and the USA. Formerly a school principal in Victoria, Australia, she has 22 years of K–9 classroom teaching experience.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. The New Mission for School Systems
A System Stalled
The Prescription Trap
2. Breakthrough Components
The Triple P Core Components
3. Transforming Classroom Instruction
The Current Model
The Crux of the Problem
A Basis in Learning Theory
The Breakthrough
4. Creating Expert Instructional Systems
A Focus on Improvement by Design
Expert Instructional Systems
Assessment for Learning
Lessons From Health Care
5. Building a Critical Learning Instructional Path
Mapping the Instructional Path
Measuring and Monitoring Learning
Using the Data to Drive Instruction
Classroom Organization
Loops and Detours in the Critical Learning Instructional Path
Beyond Early Literacy
Locking In Ongoing Improvement
Building the System
6. Breakthrough Leadership: A Way Forward
What Is Needed
Using Change Knowledge
The Breakthrough Framework
Breakthrough Leadership

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"A clear and insightful look at why teaching must be conceived as constant learning about learning. The analysis of past failed reforms and the general conditions needed for success is well-stated and illuminating."
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