9781412974059

Using Research to Lead School Improvement : Turning Evidence into Action

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    9781412974059

  • ISBN10:

    1412974054

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

This one-of-a-kind book takes readers beyond thinking about school improvement to leading the process of creating excellent learning environments. Beginning with fundamental principles of whole school leadership, the book demonstrates how action research and published studies can work hand-in-hand to explain the nature of student achievement gaps and the reasons that underlie them. Using examples from education leadership classrooms, research, and practice, the authors bring to life the processes of problem identification and diagnosis, developing solutions, and project implementation and evaluation.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Tables and Figures
ELCC Standards
Research and Leadership
a Structured Approach to Leading School Improvement
Research, Leaders, and Improving Student Performance
Involving Others, Forming a Team
Problem Articulation: Using Evidence to Find Improvement Needs
Assessing the Local Situation
Communicating a Message with Data
Building a Deep Understanding of the Problem
Getting to the Root of the Problem
Finding Supportive Literature
Understanding Research Design and Analysis
Completing the Journey: Solutions, Actions, and Implementation
Identifying Solutions and Action Planning for School Improvement
Considering Implementation and Evaluation
Epilogue
References
Index
About the Authors
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