Failure to meet test-based standards can produce consequences such as school closure or staff replacement. With this real-world challenge to education foremost, this book presents pertinent research and instructive case studies of two 'good' high schools. It advocates a proven strategy of small-scale, incremental change_small wins_which increases the likelihood that schools will improve despite a climate of 'do more with less.'
Robert Larson is professor of education emeritus at The University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services. He was also a high school teacher and administrator for six years prior to receiving his Ed. D. from Boston University in 1968.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword by George Voland Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 INTRODUCTION Chapter 5 1. THE CURRENT CONTEXT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Chapter 6 2. WHAT RESEARCH AND PRACTICE TEACH US ABOUT CHANGE Chapter 7 3. SCHOOLS AS ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 8 4. Bromley and Mansfield: Two Case Studies Chapter 9 5. GOOD SCHOOLS AND SMALL-SCALE CHANGE Chapter 10 6. MAGNIFYING THE INNOVATION MAP Chapter 11 7. THE POTENTIAL OF SMALL WINS AND RELATED STRATEGIES Chapter 12 8. LEVERS AND FOOTING FOR CHANGE Chapter 13 CONCLUDING COMMENTS Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author