Change Leadership A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools

ISBN-10: 0787977551
ISBN-13: 9780787977559
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

This text offers educational leaders the concepts and tools they need to bring about much-needed system-wide change in schools. It pulls together the best of the information available on organizational and individual transformation and provides a personal training regime for change leaders.

Robert Kegan is the William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Reframing the Problem
A Knowledge Economy Requires New Skills for All Students
Greater Supports for Learning in a Changing Society
Reform or Reinvention? Technical Challenges Versus Adaptive Challenges
Organizational Beliefs and Behaviors
Individual Beliefs and Behaviors
Accepting the Challenge and the Risks: Moving Toward Communities of Practice via Collaborative Learning
Improving Instruction
Creating a Vision of Success
Challenges to Improving Instruction
Seven Disciplines for Strengthening Instruction
Using the Seven Disciplines
Launching an Instructional Improvement System: The Critical First Conversations
Developing a Shared Vision
Defining a New Framework for Effective Instruction
Linking the New 3 R's of Instruction
Committing Ourselves to the Challenge
Identifying Your Commitment
Spotting Your Obstacles Through Self-Reflection
Reflections
Why Is This So Hard?
Generating Momentum for Change
Obstacles to Improvement Versus Momentum for Improvement
Generating the Momentum for Systemic Change
Communities of Practice as a Strategy
Exploring Individual Immunities to Change
Attending to Countering Behaviors
A Deeper Look
Finding the Competing Commitment
Taking the Next Step
Reflections
Thinking Systemically
Relating the Parts to the Whole
Arenas of Change
Toward Transformation: Using the 4 C's
Another Use for the 4 C's
The Individual as a Complex System
Hidden Commitments and Personal Immunities
Big Assumptions and Immunities
Reflections
Working Strategically
The Ecology of Change
Phases of Whole-System Change
Change Levers: Data, Accountability, and Relationships
Strategic Change in Action
Putting the Pieces Together: The Ecology of Educational Transformation
Measuring Success and the Challenge of High-Stakes Test Scores
Overturning Your Immunities to Change
Steps Toward Individual Change
Considering Steps for the Most Powerful Learning
Phases in Overturning Your Immunities
Becoming Fully Released from Immunities to Change
Reflections
Conclusion: Bringing the Outward and Inward Focus Together
Hold High Expectations for All Our Students
Involve Building and Central Office Administrators in Instruction
Choose a Priority and Stay Relentlessly Focused on It
Foster a Widespread Feeling of Urgency for Change
Encourage a New Kind of Leader
Develop a New Kind of Administrative Team
Shining a Broader Light on Change
Implications for the Change Leader: Toward Adaptive Work
Concluding...or Commencing?
Appendixes
Team Exercises
Recommended Reading
Index

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