Socially Collaborative Schools: The Heretic's Guide to Mixed-Age Tutor Groups, System Design, and the Goal of Goodness

Socially Collaborative Schools: The Heretic's Guide to Mixed-Age Tutor Groups, System Design, and the Goal of Goodness

by Peter A. Barnard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475844320
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Peter A Barnard is a retired school principal, and now runs his own international school consultancy. He has written five books on system change and is the acknowledged expert on mixed-age organization (vertical tutoring) and schools as systems.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Section One: The School as a Living System
1.Systems, Purposes, and Problems –A First Look
2.Reacting to Disturbances
3.From Collaborative Professionalism to Social Collaboration
4.The Pusher, the Puller and Thinking Differently
5.The School as a Living System: Disturbance and Fast Fixes
6.More Disturbance –Bullying
7.Mental Health and Systems
8.The School as a Viable System
9.Wicked problems and Parent Partnership
10.Distributed Leadership, Psychology and Collective Teacher Efficacy
Section Two: The Long and Winding Road to the Socially Collaborative School
11.A First Management Trawl
12.From New Public Management (NPM) to Public Value Management (PVM)
13.The Problem of Deliverology
14.Talent Management and a First Look at Teams
15.Google and Emerging Thinking
16.School Culture
17.Learning from the Public Sector
18.Learning Organizations and the Color Teal
19.The Buurtzorg School
20.Moving from Complicated to Complex: the Strange Case of the Effect List
21.Concluding Remarks: Two Management Models and Systems Thinking
Chapter Summaries
Appendices
Bibliography
About the Author


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