Turnaround Leadership / Edition 1 available in Paperback
In Turnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan—aninternationally recognized leader on educationalreform—expands the definition of organizational turnaroundand shows how leaders can turn even the worst situation into anopportunity to shake-up and rejuvenate their schools. Indeed hegoes beyond turnaround schools to show how entire systems can betransformed. Fullan examines the dynamics of what makessocieties—and education systems—healthy or sick. Heidentifies the positive things turnaround schools do to get off thecritical list, and explores what it takes to motivate large numbersof people to go beyond short-term solutions in order to achievefundamental, sustainable reform. Ultimately, TurnaroundLeadership focuses on the critical role of leadership—notthe Lone Ranger leader who rides into town and saves a singleschool, but leaders whose very actions change the systems they workin.
This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library inEducation—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideasand insights about leadership in schools.
|Series:||Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education Series , #5|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Michael Fullan is professor of policy studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as an international authority on educational reform, he is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluating change projects around the world.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
1. The Real Reform Agenda.
2. Turning Schools Around.
4. Turning a Whole System Around.
What People are Saying About This
"In Turnaround Leadership Michael Fullan goes beyonda critique of contemporary practice to offer specific,comprehensive strategies to create schools that become continuouslymore effective by building the capacity and the confidence of theeducators within them. This is a must read for anyone serious aboutmeaningful school improvement."—Richard Dufour, educational author and consultant
"Michael Fullan moves with authority to identify the kind ofleadership needed to turn around our schools. His turnaroundsolutions are not the product of armchair contemplation, but haveemerged out of the sweat and tears of actual systemic reformefforts."—Peter Hill, secretary general of the Hong Kong examinationsand Assessment Authority
"Michael Fullan's work on leadership is powerful not justbecause it is evidence-based but because it is actionable?"—Sir Michael Barber, McKinsey and Company, London,England
"Fullan goes far beyond the rhetoric of moral purpose to lay outin stark terms what he rightly calls the 'real reformagenda.'"—David Hopkins, HSBC chair of international leadership,Institute of Education, University of London