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This book examines how local education governance- school boards in collaboration with district and school leadership- could, in every district, become an exemplar of highly effective decision-making, leadership and action. The authors believe that most trustees (board members) want to make a difference in the lives of students, and to ...
The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together
This book examines how local education governance- school boards in collaboration with district and school leadership- could, in every district, become an exemplar of highly effective decision-making, leadership and action. The authors believe that most trustees (board members) want to make a difference in the lives of students, and to improve the district and the system and as a whole. Their vision is of a governance system, school board and superintendent; working together as a cohesive, unified team with a common vision driven by a shared moral imperative. This is a dynamic, powerful role for school boards. ?Education cannot be expected to solve all of our social ills, but it is increasingly clear that it is the one social institution that has the potential to make a major difference for humanity in a troubled world. While it has often been shown that districts and boards don't have close working relationships, this book takes a different view. We go to the core, basic foundation of understanding local efficacy: the mindset of high performing trustees and superintendents carrying out the critical function of governance. We believe that school boards are vastly underutilized at precisely the time when they are most needed. We hold another fundamental premise which we will position in the course of this book: the vast majority of school board members want to improve the public education system. Finally, decisions are made within a political context. Our main goal in this book is to spell out what good governance consists of at the local district level so that well-intended politics can combine with the governance core to produce education results never before seen.
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30.400000 USD

The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together

by Michael Fullan, Davis Campbell
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From bestselling author Michael Fullan, wisdom for thriving in today's complex environment Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently to shifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economic opportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Change explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for thriving in ...
The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive
From bestselling author Michael Fullan, wisdom for thriving in today's complex environment Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently to shifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economic opportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Change explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for thriving in today's complex environment. Fullan draws on his acclaimed work in bringing about large-scale and substantial change in education reform in both public school systems and universities, as well as engaging in major change initiatives internationally. This book is filled with lessons that are insightful, actionable, and concisely communicable. Fullan has an uncanny ability to produce what is needed at the time it is needed. The six secrets are based in theory, grounded in practice, powerful in their relationship to each other, and described in ways that enable deep understanding. It is a refreshing change from the surface lists of leadership and change ideas that all too often permeate education and business literature. Vicki Phillips, director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation * Includes so-called leadership secrets that are decoded to be accessible and useful * Offers illustrative examples from a variety of businesses, health organizations, and public education systems * Lays out the six factors to organizational success: collegiality, long-range plans allow for the unknown, nurture employees, learning, leadership at all levels, and positive pressure must be inescapable * Michael Fullan is the author of the acclaimed best-seller Leading in a Culture of Change Fullan convinces us that a leader who attends to all six key factors will have an organization that is constantly learning, growing, and thriving.
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19.900000 USD

The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive

by Michael Fullan
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At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees. --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fullan articulates clearly ...
Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set
At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees. --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations. --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations. --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force. --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both. --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.
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24.100000 USD

Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set

by Michael Fullan
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The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order ...
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale. * Reveals the three key roles that administrators must play in today's schools * Explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers of school success * Filled with action items to help implement Fullan's program effectively * Includes strategies that have been successfully field-tested in schools across the United States and Canada
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29.350000 USD

The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

by Michael Fullan
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The Leading in a Culture of Change Set features Leading in a Culture of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook by Michael Fullan. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a ...
Leading in a Culture of Change Paperback Set
The Leading in a Culture of Change Set features Leading in a Culture of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change Personal Action Guide and Workbook by Michael Fullan. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change. The essential companion to Fullan's successful Leading in a Culture of Change, this workbook will help leaders in corporate, public and nonprofit organizations manage and drive productive change in their organizations. Filled with case examples, exercises, and resources for individuals or groups -- this workbook will help all change agents understand the complexities of the change process and internalize the importance of moral purpose, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating coherence.
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58.540000 USD
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decisionmakers at all levels--from the local school community to the state and national level--and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to: Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities. Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level. Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change--a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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40.900000 USD

The New Meaning of Educational Change

by Michael Fullan
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decision-makers at all levels-from the local school community to the state and national level-and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to: Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities. Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level. Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change-a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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63.12 USD
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When Michael Fullan published the first edition of this seminal work in 1982, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education reform. Now, a quarter of a century later, his new fourth edition promises to be equally influential for radical reform in the 21st Century. The New Meaning of Educational ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
When Michael Fullan published the first edition of this seminal work in 1982, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education reform. Now, a quarter of a century later, his new fourth edition promises to be equally influential for radical reform in the 21st Century. The New Meaning of Educational Change is your definitive compendium to all aspects of the management of educational change - a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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52.88 USD

The New Meaning of Educational Change

by Michael Fullan
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The new edition of the best-selling guide for powerful, morally-grounded change leadership in any organization. Change is an inevitable, essential part of the modern world. Change prevents stagnation, fosters creative solutions, and propels innovation. With change comes challenges: to survive and prosper, organizations need to adapt to shifting market dynamics, ...
Leading in a Culture of Change
The new edition of the best-selling guide for powerful, morally-grounded change leadership in any organization. Change is an inevitable, essential part of the modern world. Change prevents stagnation, fosters creative solutions, and propels innovation. With change comes challenges: to survive and prosper, organizations need to adapt to shifting market dynamics, volatility in the public arena, disruptions brought on by new technologies, and many more. Leaders need to understand the dynamics of change to cope with the complexities of the change process. Leading in a Culture of Change describes the key dimensions of leadership that are crucial in times of change. This innovative guide helps readers master the five components of change leadership--moral purpose, understanding change, building relationships, creating and sharing knowledge, and creating coherence--and mobilize others to accomplish shared goals in often difficult conditions. Extensively revised and updated throughout, this market-leading book continues to help leaders from across sectors understand the dynamics of change and navigate the end-to-end change process. The second edition is now thoroughly grounded in the various forms and interpretations of successful change and includes more precise definitions of the core competencies of change, contemporary case studies of their development and practical application, and increased guidance on their effective use through new concrete examples. Combining knowledge from the worlds of education and business, this unique book will help you: Integrate proven, time-tested methods of education reform and the most current insights in leadership and organizational change Develop and implement positive, sustained systematic change strategies in any organization Increase performance, optimize learning, and improve leadership Understand the key principles of leading change through specific, real-world examples Embrace a morally-grounded process of effective organizational change Leading in a Culture of Change is an indispensable source of information for leaders in business, non-profit, and public sectors seeking to understand, influence, and lead the change process.
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`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership ...
Leadership & Sustainability: System Thinkers in Action
`The book is an excellent read as it provides both ideas and suggestions to empower leaders in the education system. Increasingly, more and more academics write for each other and not for the practitioners who lead our schools, so this is a refreshing book. In an era of some anti-leadership books it is refreshing to read ideas that build bridges to practitioners in order to improve schools. The book is an outstanding contribution to the resource base for leaders in schools and the wider education system' - Professor Brent Davies, International Journal of Education Management `Michael Fullan's books - and this is no exception - are for educational policy makers, practitioners and researchers what J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are for children and parents. This is one of the best and most useful' - Tim Brighouse `Michael Fullan has produced another powerful and inspirational book. He has the wonderful knack of continually positioning himself a couple of steps ahead of the fields. By so doing, he is able to challenge and lead thinking and thereby accelerate productive new developments' - David Hopkins, Royal Holloway University of London `An ambitious and provocative journey into the complexities and possibilities that arise when leadership and sustainability join' - Roland S Barth, Lessons Learned (Corwin Press 2003) `No one has contributed more to our understanding of leadership and change than Michael Fullan. Leadership & Sustainability continues that tradition - a brilliant analysis of a timely topic' - Thomas J Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas `Efforts at education reform have taken us down a variety of paths, and Michael Fullan has consistently noted the importance of leadership to large-scale reform. In his latest book, Leadership & Sustainability, Fullan makes a solid case that such reform is a complex process involving many variables. Key among these variables is the relationship between leadership and sustainability' - Vincent L Ferrandino, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals. Alexandria, Vancouver `With knowledgeable savvy from both individual leadership and system transformation, and a knack for writing in plain-speak, Michael Fullan helps us understand that it will be leadership (not leaders) that pave the way for great sustainability. His attempt to link abstract concepts to concrete examples of what it looks like in practice was successful' - Theodore B Creighton, Director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies, Sam Houston State University, Executive Director, National Council of Professors of Education Administration `Michael Fullan has gone beyond his past research that described the change process so insightfully to a new and exciting exploration of how systems thinking and the long lever of leadership can bring about deep and lasting reforms in schools and schooling. This brand of leadership for sustainability, as described by Fullan, results in the deep learning that enables schools to respond successfully to the revolution in expectations they now face. This new work will both inform and inspire educators to become the new theoreticians whose impact will be felt in their schools every day' - David T Conley, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, Director, Center for Educational Policy Research, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon `Leadership & Sustainability is a critical breakthrough. Michael Fullan has utilized findings from some of the best research and observations in education over the past fifteen years to brilliantly illuminate the challenges of creating schools capable of continuous organic change and improvement' - James P Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Leadership & Sustainability will examine how the opportunity for new leadership can be leveraged to focus on sustainability of reform, and will identify barriers and strategies for moving in new directions. This book will define the meaning of sustainability and the large scale it plays in reform. It explains the myriad facets of continuous improvement and the key characteristics of the dynamics in sustainability. This book explores the two-way street relationship between individual leadership and system transformation. It will explain how each must feed on each other in order for the relationship to succeed.
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31.450000 USD
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It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact ...
Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge
It's time to take the lid off learning. In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact school classrooms. Examines connections--and disconnections-- between pedagogy, technology, and change knowledge in education Creates a vision for improving education by escaping the content-focused teaching of the past and embracing the new pedagogy of higher-order skills Focuses on the harnessing of fast and innovative technologies to bring about change in classrooms, districts, states, and provinces Identifies four critical elements that, at scale, have the ability to make large-scale change a reality-- and easier!
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26.240000 USD
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The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured ...
The New Meaning of Educational Change
The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decisionmakers at all levels--from the local school community to the state and national level--and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to: Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities. Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level. Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts. The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change--a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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81.900000 USD
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Break free to make real change for yourself and others Have you ever felt like your progress was being blocked, not just by your own circumstances, but by the presence and actions of others? Freedom to Change releases you from the trap of constantly telling yourself that you'd be more ...
Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive
Break free to make real change for yourself and others Have you ever felt like your progress was being blocked, not just by your own circumstances, but by the presence and actions of others? Freedom to Change releases you from the trap of constantly telling yourself that you'd be more successful at teaching, leading, or contributing to an organization if only others didn't stand in your way. In his engaging, irreverent style, bestselling author Michael Fullan explores the two kinds of freedom in our daily lives: freedom from obstacles versus freedom to take initiative and act. Gaining freedom from barriers has no value in itself until it is partnered with an equally determined sense of what you truly want. What change would you like to bring about for yourself or those around you? Given that human nature and productivity are fundamentally social, Fullan prescribes four dynamically interrelated actions we can take: * Consciously seeking a balance between our own autonomy and cooperation with others * Improving the feedback exchange giving more valuable responses, as well as eliciting, hearing, and accepting feedback more effectively * Building accountability to others into the fabric of our working lives * Finding ways to influence others with the changes we've made and want to spread Illustrated and enriched with examples from education, business, and nonprofit sectors, Freedom to Change offers recommendations for both individuals and organizations seeking to enhance connectedness and independence.
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29.350000 USD
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'Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read. He offers such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who are committed to high levels of learning for all students.'uRichard DuFour, AuthorSuccessful school leadership in actionAchieving excellence begins with hard work at the ...
The Moral Imperative Realized
'Like all of Fullan's work, this is a must read. He offers such precise strategies for implementation that inaction is no longer an option for educators who are committed to high levels of learning for all students.'uRichard DuFour, AuthorSuccessful school leadership in actionAchieving excellence begins with hard work at the ground level. There is no question that the stakes have been raised and that school leaders have more pressureuand more opportunityuto make a bigger difference than ever before. Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan takes the subject of moral leadership to the next level by showing how to put change into practice at the local and systemic levels. He explains how the combined forces of shared leadership make the difference, and outlines proven ways to:Create a culture of moral leadershipDrive change with school leadersAchieve systemwide progressAvoid educational blind alleysSchool leaders and principals must answer the call to drive the change our children deserve. This invaluable resource will inspire, educate, and provide a map for blazing the trail to success.
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18.65 USD
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The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order ...
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement *** FREE Professional Development Guide Included *** Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal's role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale. * Reveals the three key roles that administrators must play in today's schools * Explains how to choose the right versus wrong drivers of school success * Filled with action items to help implement Fullan's program effectively * Includes strategies that have been successfully field-tested in schools across the United States and Canada
23.050000 USD
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Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, What's Worth Fighting For In Your School? inspires teachers and principals to act as moral change agents in fighting for positive reform.
What's Worth Fighting for in Your School
Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, What's Worth Fighting For In Your School? inspires teachers and principals to act as moral change agents in fighting for positive reform.
23.050000 USD

What's Worth Fighting for in Your School

by Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan
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This book personifies how headteachers and other school leaders must become agents and beneficiaries of the processes of leading learning and achievement. It is about school leadership, with the head of the school as the focal point. The book explains and illustrates school leadership as a collective enterprise, how the ...
The Moral Imperative of School Leadership
This book personifies how headteachers and other school leaders must become agents and beneficiaries of the processes of leading learning and achievement. It is about school leadership, with the head of the school as the focal point. The book explains and illustrates school leadership as a collective enterprise, how the headteacher with a moral imperative can only help realize it through developing leadership in others, and how it is the combined forces of shared leadership that makes a difference. This book will make the headship more exciting, and doable, with the net result being the headteachers's role figuring more prominently at both the school and the big picture levels. Headteachers and all school leaders who want to make a bigger difference than they ever imagined they could are the primary audience of this book. The secondary audience is leaders at all levels, including policymakers who are in a position to alter the system and thereby create conditions for transforming the principalship into a powerful force for reform.
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