Diagnosis and Design for School Improvement Using a Distributed Perspective to Lead and Manage Change

ISBN-10: 0807752150

ISBN-13: 9780807752159

Edition: 2011

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Description: This practical resource highlights the critical importance of diagnosis and design in the work of leading and managing for school improvement. The authors maintain that today's school leaders and managers, under intense pressure to improve student learning, cannot simply adopt and implement pre-packaged reforms manufactured outside the school. Rather, to effect real reform, they must understand how leading and managing for instructional improvement gets done in their school and in turn use their diagnoses as the basis for mindful design and redesign. This book is a must-read for school administrators, teachers, stakeholders, and reformers who seek a new way to improve teaching and learning.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 4/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Leading and Managing with Diagnosis and Design
Diagnosis and Design
Digging Deeper: Exploring the Entailments of Diagnosis and Design
Focusing on the Formal and Informal Organization
Managing Dual and Sometimes Dueling Roles
Anchoring the Work in the Technical Core
The Emergent Nature of Practice
Summary
A Distributed Framework for Diagnosis and Design
The Need for an Analytical Framework
What Is Leadership?
What About Management?
A Distributed Perspective on Leadership and Management
Summary
Diagnosis and Design: Focusing on the Formal Organization
Diagnosing and Designing the Formal Organization
From Diagnosis to Design and Redesign
Summary
Diagnosis and Design: Attending to the Lived Organization
Leadership and Management in the Lived Organization
Design and the Lived Organization: The Emergent Nature of Practice
Summary
Leading and Managing Through Diagnosis and Design
Situating Our Account of Leadership and Management Practice
Diagnosis and Design: Lessons from Practice
Overview of the Research
School Staff Survey Instrument
Experience-Sampling Form
Notes
References
Index
About the Authors
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