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School Leaders Building Capacity From Within
Resolving Competing Agendas Creatively

First Edition


October 2004 | 160 pages | Corwin
Leondard C Burrello et al address school change by juxtaposing Fritz's structural dynamics theory against K-12 school practice, providing steps to address structural tensions within schools to create a unified school vision, to develop professional learning communities and distributive leadership, to use data to drive decision making, and to contextualize the process by showing it in practice and through the lives of other school leaders.
 
Dedication
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Stories of School Transformation
 
2. Advancing a Model for Change
 
3. Understanding Structural Conflict: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
 
4. Developing Shared Purposes and Principles
 
5. Building Democratic Community in a Diverse Society
 
6. Building Instructional Program Coherence
 
7. Advancing the Work of Leaders
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index

"The book allowed me to explore my own leadership practices regarding instructional capacity building. It's a must for individuals looking to examine ways to improve teaching and learning."

Royce Avery, Principal
Woodsboro High School, TX

"Vision and focus are intertwined, and I think this book does an exemplary job of showing the distinctions between the two while depicting their close relationship. Very motivating . . . as a principal, I was inspired."

Dana Trevethan, Principal
Turlock High School, CA

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