Global Fourth Way The Quest for Educational Excellence

ISBN-10: 1412987865
ISBN-13: 9781412987868
Edition: 2012
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Description: This book builds upon the authors’ recently published The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change by helping educators to focus on the nitty-gritty, boiler-room challenges of change leaders and the expected obstacles they must  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

This book builds upon the authors’ recently published The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change by helping educators to focus on the nitty-gritty, boiler-room challenges of change leaders and the expected obstacles they must anticipate, engage, and overcome to enact Fourth Way strategies and values. It will be of interest to all educational leaders who seek to combine inspiring and visionary leadership with the practical skills and street-level political acumen to make the changes that have to happen to improve education today.This book will operationalize Fourth Way ideas so that readers can use these new examples, vignettes and strategies to implement their own action plans to achieve positive and sustainable reform. Success stories from around the globe will illustrate how small and large systems are now working with Fourth Way premises to promote learning and achievement.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Crisis of Educational Change
A Global Education Market
Theories of Change in Action
Three Ways of Change
The Fourth Way Alternative
Benchmarking or Bench-Pressing
Cornerstones and Corner Stores
The Organization of the Book
The Paradox of Innovation and Improvement
The Irony of Innovation and Improvement
The Tragedy of Educational Innovation
Innovating and Improving Together
The Second Way: Neither Improvement nor Innovation
The Third Way: Improvement Without Innovation
The Third Way Plus: Innovation Without Improvement
Toward the Fourth Way: Innovation With Improvement
Finland: Professionalism, Participation, and Persistence
Professional Capital
Community and Society
Conclusion
Singapore: Innovation, Communication, and Paradox
Teaching and Technology
Paradoxes of High Performance
Culture and Communication
Conclusion
Alberta: Innovation With Improvement
The Frontier of Change
The Alberta Initiative for School Improvement
Innovation With Improvement
Conclusion
Ontario: Inclusion, Interaction, and Local Diversity
A Province in Perspective
Ontario's Special Education Policy
Theories of Change Substance
Theories of Change Process
Conclusion
England: Inspiration, Responsiveness, and Sustainability
Decline and Recovery
Leadership for Change
Leadership Stability and Sustainability
Conclusion
Epilogue
California: Professional Organizing for Public Good
The Origins and Theories of Educational Change in Action
Results
Explaining the Impact
A Fourth Way Network in a Second Way System
Conclusion
Pointers for Practice: The Global Fourth Way in Action
The Six Pillars of Purpose
The Five Principles of Professionalism
The Four Catalysts of Coherence
System Leaders
School Leaders
Global Fourth Way Teachers
Toward the Global Fourth Way
Endnotes
Index

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