Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-106) and index.
Foreword by Peter Senge Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. The System 1. The Idea and Importance of Whole System Reform 2. Deceptive Inadequacies Part II. Getting There 3. Collective Capacity at the School and District Level 4. The State We Are In 5. Individual Capacity Building Part III. A New Era 6. Politicians and Professionals Unite References Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Changing whole education systems for the better as measured by student achievement requires coordinated leadership at school, community, county, and government levels. Based on the author's work with Canadian, UK, and U.S. districts and large systems, this resource lays out a comprehensive action plan for achieving whole-system reform. The book examines: - Successful reform initiatives in the U.S. and abroad - Actions and conditions that have insured traction and sustainability - Ways to avoid common errors of action, funding, and policy - New reforms at the national level that can impact learning right now. (source: Nielsen Book Data)