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Deliverology 101
A Field Guide For Educational Leaders



November 2010 | 304 pages | Corwin
'Michael Barber's pioneering work as head of my Delivery Unit helped ensure real progress, not just with our education reforms, but with healthcare and policing too. It attracted worldwide attention. This guide distils the wisdom he gained at that time and has refined since. I strongly recommend it.' - Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister 1997-2007

A step-by-step approach to delivering results

Michael Barber, former chief advisor on delivery to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and his colleagues Andy Moffit and Paul Kihn thoroughly describe Barber's proven reform delivery processes in this practical field guide. The timing is ideal, as Barack Obama's administration prioritizes education reform. Citing education reform case studies from more than 20 countries, the authors assert that most previous reforms were unsuccessful due to failed implementation. This book focuses on how to accomplish meaningful results, including:

- Significant and ongoing education reform

- Excellence and equity across public education

The authors illustrate a field-tested program that ensures reform is achieved in the most profound sense, with students able to see, feel, and reap the benefits of a high-quality education. It is based not only on the experience of the Blair administration but also on case studies of successful implementation of reform in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Listen as Barber describes the importance of the book:

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
How to Read This Field Guide
 
Executive Summary
 
1. Develop a Foundation for Delivery
1A. Define Your Aspiration

 
1B. Review the Current State of Delivery

 
1C. Build the Delivery Unit

 
1D. Establish a Guiding Coalition

 
 
2. Understand the Delivery Challenge
2A. Evaluate Past and Present Performance

 
2B. Understand Drivers of Performance and Related System Activities

 
 
3. Plan for Delivery
3A. Determine Your Reform Strategy

 
3B. Set Targets and Trajectories

 
3C. Produce Delivery Plans

 
 
4. Drive Delivery
4A. Establish Routines to Drive and Monitor Performance

 
4B. Solve Problems Early and Rigorously

 
4C. Sustain and Continually Build Momentum

 
 
5. Create an Irreversible Delivery Culture
5A. Build System Capacity All the Time

 
5B. Communicate the Delivery Message

 
5C. Unleash the "Alchemy of Relationships"

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Glossary
 
Appendix A1 Delivery Capacity Review Rubric
 
Appendix A2 Assessment Framework Used by the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit
 
References
 
Index

"Michael Barber has made a unique contribution to education reform by focusing firmly on how to get it done—delivery—as well as what to do. This book outlines steps that will enable courageous education leaders around the country to execute their plans and bridge the gap between hope and reality."

Joel Klein, Former Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

"No one knows system reform better than Sir Michael Barber. No one delivers it better—up close and practical. His delivery contains bold, inspiring, crystal clear ideas, never more timely than today. A must read for reformers at all levels of the system."

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

"Michael Barber's pioneering work as head of my Delivery Unit helped ensure real progress, not just with our education reforms, but with healthcare and policing too. It attracted worldwide attention. This guide distills the wisdom he gained at that time and has refined since. I strongly recommend it."

Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister 1997-2007

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