9781412906043

Leading Effective Secondary School Reform : Your Guide to Strategies That Work

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    9781412906043

  • ISBN10:

    1412906040

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-12-17
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Summary

With this easy-to-use leadership resource, you'll find successful strategies with case studies and sample agendas to help the school change process run smoothly.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
About the Authors xix
I. VISION
1(56)
School Culture
3(16)
How We Do Things Around Here
3(1)
What Is Organizational Culture?
4(1)
Key Components of a School's Culture
5(6)
Case Studies
11(7)
Summary
18(1)
Application Activity
18(1)
The Change Process
19(20)
Change Is Your Friend!
19(1)
Principles of the Change Process
20(3)
Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM)
23(5)
Implementation Strategies
28(5)
Case Studies
33(5)
Summary
38(1)
Application Activity
38(1)
The Single School Plan
39(18)
Do We Have Consensus? Are We There Yet?
39(1)
Preparing a Single School Plan: The Beginning
40(1)
Consider Elements of Culture, Planning, and Accountability
41(1)
Identify Accountability Obligations
42(1)
Preparing a Single School Plan: The Writing
42(1)
Qualities of a Strategic Single School Plan (SSP)
43(1)
Six Components of a Single School Plan
43(5)
Putting the Pieces Together
48(2)
Case Studies
50(4)
Summary
54(1)
Application Activity
54(3)
II. SHARED DECISION MAKING
57(44)
Professional Development
59(16)
It's Not Fluff!
59(1)
What Is Professional Development?
59(1)
Elements of Professional Development
60(6)
Case Studies
66(8)
Summary
74(1)
Application Activity
74(1)
Professional Learning Communities
75(12)
Using a Brain-Based Approach
75(1)
Analogy: The School as an Individual
76(2)
What Is a Professional Learning Community?
78(1)
Roots of the Professional Learning Community
78(2)
Steps to Consider When Establishing a Professional Learning Community
80(1)
Case Studies
80(5)
Summary
85(1)
Application Activity
85(2)
Parent Involvement
87(14)
The Missing Link
87(1)
Why Aren't Parents Involved?
88(2)
Creating a Family-Friendly Secondary School
90(3)
Parents as Learning Partners
93(2)
Case Studies
95(3)
Summary
98(1)
Application Activity
98(3)
III. ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
101(38)
Action Research
103(12)
Lights, Camera, Action Research!
103(1)
What Is Action Research?
103(1)
Where Do I Start?
104(1)
How Can I Be Sure All Staff Understand the Action Research Process?
105(1)
Case Studies
105(5)
Summary
110(1)
Application Activity
111(4)
Productive Classroom Observations
115(18)
Observe Often and With Purpose
115(1)
Purposes of Classroom Observations
116(1)
Formal and Informal Classroom Observations
117(2)
Getting Started
119(1)
Observational Tools
120(2)
Making Time for Observations
122(1)
Case Studies
123(7)
Summary
130(1)
Application Activity
131(2)
Putting the Pieces Together
133(6)
Sample Implementation Checklist for Secondary School Leaders
134(3)
Summary
137(2)
Appendix: Related Web Sites 139(2)
References 141(2)
Index 143

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