Sustaining Change in Schools: How to Overcome Differences and Focus on Quality available in Paperback
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- Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Our democracy depends on strong public schools that produce successful lifelong learners. And strong public schools depend on strong partnerships between schools and communities. This guide describes how these partnerships can be created and sustained from the classroom to the boardroom by following these five steps:
1. Understand and align the personality of your school district with the overall personality of your community.
2. Ask quality questions that promote a commitment to a common purpose.
3. Make quality a habit by creating organizational structures that celebrate differences within acceptable community standards.
4. Focus on success as a means of renewing schools from within rather than imposing solutions from the outside.
5. Manage tasks so that your stakeholders learn to appreciate different personalities as a necessary part of your problem solving process.
Central office administrators, school board members, principals, and teacher leaders will find these five practical steps useful in creating and sustaining quality schools.