Changing for Good: Sustaining School Improvement

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Melissa Evans-Andris
Corwin Press, Nov 13, 2009 - Education - 216 pages
The most beneficial school improvements are the ones that last. This book offers strategies for sustaining improvement by creating a shared vision, distributing leadership, and celebrating gains.

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Sustaining Change in Schools
Sustaining Reform
Opportunityfor Improvement Through Comprehensive School
Success forAll SFA
Discussion of the State Context for School Reform
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Reliability and Verification
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Melissa Evans-Andris is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her interests include the sociology of education, work and occupations, and qualitative research methodologies particularly as they relate to schools and teaching. Her research focuses on school reform, sustainability of school improvement, and teacher quality. She authored a book in 1996 entitled An Apple for the Teacher: Computers and Work in Elementary Schools. Most recently she directed two research efforts, including a federal study entitled “Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Dynamics, and Achievement in Kentucky Middle Schools” and a state project entitled “A Research Study of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Pilot Project” that tracked the experiences of new teacher-interns during their first three years on the job. She is active in local and statewide discussion forums related to improvement in Kentucky schools. She received her PhD in sociology at Indiana University in 1991.

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