Leading School Turnaround How Successful Leaders Transform Low-Performing Schools

ISBN-10: 0470407662

ISBN-13: 9780470407660

Edition: 2010

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Description: A recent study estimates that the number of schools who miss the AYP mark will more than double to 5,000 schools in 2009-2010. Applying the turnaround processes successfully used in the corporate world to the education market, Leading School Turnaround offers new perspectives and concrete, evidence-based guidelines for the educational leaders and administrators faced with the challenge of turning their low-performing schools around. Presenting new evidence from a series of studies conducted in the US, Canada, and England, the book gives leaders tools to guide their schools to higher levels of achievement.

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Dr Alma Harris is internationally known for her research and writing on educational leadership and school improvement. nbsp;She started her career as a secondary school teacher in South Wales before moving into business development and starting her own company.nbsp; After completing her PhD at the University of Bath, she held senior academic posts at the Open University, University of Nottingham and University of Warwick.nbsp; As Professor of Educational Leadership at Warwick she also held the post of Director of the 'Institute of Education' for four years. In 2009, she was appointed Pro-Director and Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education, University of London. During her career, Alma has worked with various governments and agencies around the world supporting their school and system improvement work. In 2010- 12, she was seconded to the 'Welsh Government' as a Senior Policy Adviser to assist with the process of system wide reform which involved co-leading the National Professional Learning Communities programme and developing a Masters qualification for all newly qualified teachers. Her on-going development work for the World Bank focuses on supporting schools in challenging contexts in Russia, working with a team from the ' [1] Moscow Higher School of Economics'. She is also currently co-leading the 'Disciplined Collaboration and Evaluation of Professional Learning' programme for the 'Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership' (AITSL). Alma is President of the 'International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement [2] ' which is an organisation dedicated to quality and equity in education. At present, she is Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership [3] , University of Malaya and is leading a major two-year research study focusing on leadership policy and leadership practice in Asia.[1] National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Institute for Educational studies[2] http://www.icsei.net/[3] http://ikp.um.edu.my/

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The Authors
Introduction: Understanding School Turnaround Leadership
The Dynamic Context in Which Turnaround Leaders Work
Reasons for School Failure
The Three Stages of School Turnaround
The Stages Illustrated: A Case Study
What Turnaround Leaders Do, and How They Do It
How Turnaround Leaders Create a Shared Sense of Direction in Their Schools
How Turnaround Leaders Foster Capacity Development Among Their Teachers
How Turnaround Leaders Redesign Their Schools
How Turnaround Leaders Improve Their School's Instructional Program
Turnaround Leadership Up Close and Personal
Outstanding Challenges
How Schools Move from Turnaround to "Stay Around"
How to Reach High Performance
Conclusion
Appendix: Methods Used for the Studies
Notes
References
Index
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