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

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

by Phillip C. Schlechty

Hardcover(1 ED)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787955403
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

PHILLIP C. SCHLECHTY is founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Leadership in School Reform and the best-selling author of Inventing Better Schools, Schools for the 21st Century, and other publications. In addition to advising school districts throughout the United States and Canada, Schlechty conducts seminars and training sessions for superintAndents, school board members, union leaders, principals, teachers, and parent groups.

Table of Contents

Part I: From Change-Inept to Change-Adept.

1. Introduction.

2. Dangerous Opportunities.

3. The Characteristics of Change-Adept Organizations.

4. The Technologies of Schooling.

5. Illustrative Cases.

Part II: Working on the Work.

6. Focusing on Results.

7. Getting Down to Business.

8. Learning from Competitors.

9. Assessing the Student Engagement.

10. Using the WOW Framework.

Part III: Working on Leadership.

11. Leading Structural/Cultural Change.

12. Empowered Leaders: Questions of Style and Substance.

Part IV: Understanding the Systems of Schooling.

13. The Coordination and Directional Systems.

14. The Power, Authority, Evaluation, and Enforcement Systems.

15. The Boundary System.

16. The Recruitment and Induction System.

17. Who's on First: A Personal View.

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