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Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better

Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better


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ISBN-13: 9781612507910
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 03/28/2015
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 88,101
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anthony S. Bryk is the president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Louis M. Gomez holds the MacArthur Chair in Digital Media and Learning in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a senior partner at Carnegie. Alicia Grunow is a senior partner and co-director of the Center for Networked Improvement at Carnegie. Paul G. LeMahieu is the senior vice president for programs at Carnegie and the former superintendent of education for the state of Hawaii.

Table of Contents


Preface ix

Introduction 1
A Better Way

  1. Make the Work Problem-Specific and User-Centered 21

  2. Focus on Variation in Performance 35

  3. See the System That Produces the Current Outcomes 57

  4. We Cannot Improve at Scale What We Cannot Measure 87

  5. Use Disciplined Inquiry to Drive Improvement 113

  6. Accelerate Learning Through Networked Communities 141

  7. Living Improvement 171

Glossary 195

Appendix 203
Responses to Some Frequently Asked Questions

Notes 211

Acknowledgments 243

About the Authors 247

Index 251 

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