The Global Fourth Way; The Quest for Educational Excellence

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  • Copyright: 2012-09-14
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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The authors focus on the real-life, nitty-gritty challenges that change leaders face and how to put Fourth Way principles to work promoting student learning and achievement.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Authorsp. xvii
The Crisis of Educational Changep. 1
A Global Education Marketp. 1
Theories of Change in Actionp. 4
Three Ways of Changep. 5
The Fourth Way Alternativep. 8
Benchmarking or Bench-Pressingp. 11
Cornerstones and Corner Storesp. 16
The Organization of the Bookp. 19
The Paradox of Innovation and Improvementp. 21
The Irony of Innovation and Improvementp. 22
The Tragedy of Educational Innovationp. 24
Innovating and Improving Togetherp. 26
The Second Way: Neither Improvement nor Innovationp. 29
The Third Way: Improvement Without Innovationp. 33
The Third Way Plus: Innovation Without Improvementp. 39
Toward the Fourth Way: Innovation With Improvementp. 45
Finland: Professionalism, Participation, and Persistencep. 47
Professional Capitalp. 49
Community and Societyp. 58
Conclusionp. 68
Singapore: Innovation, Communication, and Paradoxp. 71
Teaching and Technologyp. 73
Paradoxes of High Performancep. 79
Culture and Communicationp. 87
Conclusionp. 89
Alberta: Innovation With Improvementp. 93
The Frontier of Changep. 97
The Alberta Initiative for School Improvementp. 98
Innovation With Improvementp. 105
Conclusionp. 106
Ontario: Inclusion, Interaction, and Local Diversityp. 109
A Province in Perspectivep. 110
Ontario's Special Education Policyp. 111
Theories of Change Substancep. 113
Theories of Change Processp. 117
Conclusionp. 130
England: Inspiration, Responsiveness, and Sustainabilityp. 133
Decline and Recoveryp. 134
Leadership for Changep. 137
Leadership Stability and Sustainabilityp. 145
Conclusionp. 147
Epiloguep. 148
California: Professional Organizing for Public Goodp. 151
The Origins and Theories of Educational Change in Actionp. 154
Resultsp. 167
Explaining the Impactp. 169
A Fourth Way Network in a Second Way Systemp. 171
Conclusionp. 172
Pointers for Practice: The Global Fourth Way in Actionp. 173
The Six Pillars of Purposep. 175
The Five Principles of Professionalismp. 176
The Four Catalysts of Coherencep. 176
System Leadersp. 177
School Leadersp. 185
Global Fourth Way Teachersp. 192
Toward the Global Fourth Wayp. 200
Endnotesp. 203
Indexp. 225
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