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Change leadership : a practical guide to transforming our schools

Author: Tony Wagner; Robert Kegan
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006.
Series: Jossey-Bass education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers education leaders practical advice and strategies to help them transform their schools into effective, accountable institutions better able to cope with the challenges schools face in the twenty-first century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagner, Tony.
Change leadership.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006
(OCoLC)607681010
Online version:
Wagner, Tony.
Change leadership.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006
(OCoLC)609183646
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Wagner; Robert Kegan
ISBN: 0787977551 9780787977559
OCLC Number: 61748276
Description: xxx, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Thinking systematically : 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 --
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 --
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?.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass education series.
Responsibility: Tony Wagner, Robert Kegan ; foreword by Tom Vander Ark.
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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands  Read more...

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