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Schools That Change : Evidence-Based Improvement and Effective Change Leadership.

Author: Lewis Smith (Lew)
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2007.
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Through specific examples, qualitative research, and portraiture, the author illustrates how and why some schools are able to achieve significant, sustainable change while others cannot.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Lewis (Lew).
Schools That Change : Evidence-Based Improvement and Effective Change Leadership.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Smith (Lew)
ISBN: 9781412949514 1412949513 9781452210179 1452210179
OCLC Number: 875819018
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Introduction; Part I --
The Dynamics of Change; Chapter 1 --
Describing Change; Chapter 2 --
Measuring Change; Chapter 3 --
Examining Change; Part II --
The Elementary Schools; Chapter 4 --
"We're Closing This School": Government Hill Elementary: Anchorage, Alaska; Chapter 5 --
"This School Must Be a Sanctuary": John Williams School No. 5: Rochester, New York; Chapter 6 --
"California Dreaming": Skycrest Elementary: Citrus Heights, California. Chapter 7 --
"We Succeed. No Exceptions. No Excuses."": South Heights Elementary: Henderson, KentuckyPart III --
The Secondary Schools; Chapter 8 --
"If the System Doesn't Work, Go Around It": Gustav Fritsche Middle School: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chapter 9 --
"Desegregation or Else": George Washington Carver Academy: Waco, Texas; Chapter 10 --
"Surrender Was Not an Option": Louis W. Fox Academic and Technical High School: San Antonio, Texas; Chapter 11 --
"Why Are We Here?": Niles High School: Niles, Michigan; Part IV --
Bringing About Significant School Change: The Essential Elements. Chapter 12 --
The Essential Elements: ContextChapter 13 --
The Essential Elements: Capacity; Chapter 14 --
The Essential Elements: Conversations; Part V --
Bringing About Significant School Change: The Catalytic Variables; Chapter 15 --
The Catalytic Variables: Internal Dissonance; Chapter 16 --
The Catalytic Variables: External Forces; Chapter 17 --
The Catalytic Variables: Leadership; Part VI --
Creating Meaning; Chapter 18 --
The Lessons We Can Learn; References and Suggested Readings; Credits; Index.

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Through specific examples, qualitative research, and portraiture, the author illustrates how and why some schools are able to achieve significant, sustainable change while others cannot.  Read more...

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"The author uses the individual school stories to tie educational research to the actual plan. Anyone interested in change can use it as a very clear road map to success!" -- A. Joanne Cockrell, Read more...

 
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