Shaking Up the Schoolhouse: How to Support and Sustain Educational Innovation

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Wiley, 2001 - Education - 248 pages
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"Once again, Phil Schlechty demonstrates why I consider him to be one of the clearest minds in American education. He knows how important public education is to our democracy and has real ideas for making it better. This book is a must-read for policymakers at any level and for those who think and care about school improvement."
--Paul D. Houston, executive director, American Association of School Administrators

"Schlechty shares leading-edge insights and offers practical guidance to anyone who affects student learning. His suggestions are wonderful dialogue starters for educators searching for ways to make dramatic improvement in schools."
--Dennis Sparks, executive director, National Staff Development Council

In this visionary book, renowned educator Phillip Schlechty argues for change-adept school systems. He not only challenges educational administrators, teachers, teacher leaders, legislators, and policymakers to recognize the need for transformation, but also shows how they can grow into skillful leaders of lasting change. Shaking Up the Schoolhouse begins with an incisive discussion of the dangers and opportunities in reworking school systems. Drawing from decades of experience and from actual cases, the author describes the essential characteristics of change-adept organizations. He then presents a practical framework for helping teachers to overcome obstacles in the learning experience, from reviewing the competition to improving student engagement through more effective standards. Schlechty also focuses on empowering principals, superintAndents, and school board members as they struggle with structural and cultural change in their schools and communities.

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Contents

Understanding the System
1
Social Change and School Reform
3
Characteristics of ChangeAdept Organizations
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About the author (2001)

PHILLIP C. SCHLECHTY is founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Leadership in School Reform and the best-selling author of Inventing Better Schools, Schools for the 21st Century, and other publications. In addition to advising school districts throughout the United States and Canada, Schlechty conducts seminars and training sessions for superintAndents, school board members, union leaders, principals, teachers, and parent groups.

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