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Systems thinkers in action : a field guide for effective change leadership in education

Author: Blane Després
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008.
Series: Leading systemic school improvement, no. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Systems Thinkers in Action: A Field Guide for Effective Change Leadership in Education will encourage and educate readers within the field and excite them about systemic thinking through examples and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Blane Després
ISBN: 9781578866595 1578866596 9781578866601 157886660X
OCLC Number: 145732876
Description: xvii, 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Michael Fullan --
Introduction / Blane Després --
Open systems theory and system dynamics: the twin pillars of transformational change in school districts / Francis M. Duffy --
Chaos theory and the sciences of complexity: foundations for transforming education / Charles M. Reigeluth --
Using systems thinking to improve twenty-first century schools / Bill Thornton and George Perreault --
School improvement: a systemic view of what's missing and what to do about it / Howard S. Adelman and Linda Taylor --
The crucible of reform: the search for systemic leadership / Thomas L. Alsbury --
Leadership and the self-organizing school / David F. Bower --
Strange attractors in school leadership / Sarah Smitherman Pratt and Angelle Stringer --
Shared accountability: an organic approach / Carlos A. Torre and Charlene Voyce --
Exploring the shape of change: utilizing the power of system dynamics in K-12 education / Lees Stuntz, P. Jeffrey Potash, and John F. Heinbokel --
Culture, chaos and complexity: catalysts for change in indigenous education / Ray Barnhardt and Anagayuqaq Oscar Kawagley --
Expanding the space of the possible: understanding knowledge, learning, and teaching as nested and recursively elaborative processes / Brent Davis --
Conclusions and continued beginnings: application of the systemic factors inventory analysis matrix / Blane Després.
Series Title: Leading systemic school improvement, no. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Blane Després.
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