Inventing Better Schools: An Action Plan for Educational Reform / Edition 1

Inventing Better Schools: An Action Plan for Educational Reform / Edition 1

by Phillip C. Schlechty
ISBN-10:
0787956104
ISBN-13:
9780787956103
Pub. Date:
02/28/2001
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Inventing Better Schools: An Action Plan for Educational Reform / Edition 1

Schlechty shows both educators and parents how to envision reform and design quality educational systems. He explains how the visioning process must be rooted in real shared beliefs, how mission statements must unpack visions into concrete goals that are connected to action, and how the results of reform can be usefully assessed. Drawing on the author's vast experience in the day-to-day work of implementing school reform, Inventing Better Schools offers new approaches for setting standards and ensuring accountability--and includes samples of actual mission statements and strategic plans of successful school districts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787956103
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

The Never-Ending Story.

The Need for Invention.

The Technological Imperative.

Producing Knowledge Work.

Beliefs, Vision, and Mission.

Assessing District Capacity.

Creating the Capacity to Support Change.

Changing the System.

Working on the Work.

Measuring What Matters Most.

Leading the Change Process.

Inventing the Future: The Task Before Us.

Appendices: Action Plans for School Restructuring.

A. Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tennessee.

B. Phillipsburg School District, Phillipsburg, New Jersey: School District Profile Team Report.

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