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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
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
Online version:
Wagner, Tony.
Change leadership.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2006
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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