From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity: The Parallel Leadership Pathway

From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity: The Parallel Leadership Pathway

By: Dr. Francis Allan Crowther (author)Paperback

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The definitive approach to achieving long-term school improvement Will your school improvement plan stand the test of time? Bestselling author Frank Crowther makes a compelling case for capacity-building and parallel leadership as the keys to ensuring sustainable improvement. Based on a recent research study that examined how school leaders collaborated to enhance quality in their workplaces, this book: - Outlines six research-based dynamics for accomplishing lasting results - Provides real-life examples of successful parallel leadership among administrators, teachers, and students - Demonstrates effective capacity building in a variety of settings with case studies and simulations Everything you need to build a successful and sustainable plan that is rooted in enduring principles is right here, complete with practical examples and proven tools.

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Frank Crowther is an internationally respected scholar and researcher in educational manage-ment and leadership. He is professor and direc-tor of the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. In 1997, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Council for Educational Administra-tion in recognition of his services to educational leadership.


List of Tables List of Figures Foreword by Andy Hargreaves Preface Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author 1. The COSMIC C-B Approach: A Prelude Introduction COSMIC C-B in Brief The School Research Origins of COSMIC C-B The Phase A Research The Phase B Research The Phase C Research Concluding Comment 2. The First C-B Dynamic: Committing to Revitalization Introduction A Snapshot of Committing to Revitalization: Carmichael Secondary College Committing to Revitalization: Deepening Our Understanding Leadership for Committing to Revitalization Thinking Outside the Square: Al Gore and Committing to Revitalization Conclusion Committing to Revitalization: Building Personal Capacity 3. The Second C-B Dynamic: Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence Introduction A Snapshot of Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Bellwood Secondary School Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Deepening Our Understanding Organizational Coherence as Structural Alignment Organizational Coherence as Cognitive Alignment Organizational Coherence as Structural and Cognitive Alignment Leadership for Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence Thinking "Outside-the-Square": Organizational Coherence When Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus Conclusion Organizational Diagnosis and Coherence: Building Personal Capacity 4. The Third C-B Dynamic: Seeking New Heights Introduction A Snapshot of Seeking New Heights: Carlo Maria Carafa High School Seeking New Heights: Deepening Our Understanding Leadership for Seeking New Heights Summary Seeking New Heights: Building Personal Capacity 5. The Fourth C-B Dynamic: Micro-Pedagogical Deepening Introduction A Snapshot of Micro-Pedagogical Deepening: Greenfield Elementary School Thinking Outside the Square: The Grameen Way and Micro Pedagogical Deepening Conclusion Micro-Pedagogical Deepening - Building Personal Capacity 6. The Fifth C-B Dynamic: Invoking Reaction Introduction A Snapshot of Invoking Reaction: Eacham High School Invoking Reaction: Deepening Our Understanding Leadership for Invoking Reaction Thinking Outside the Square: Medecins Sans Frontieres and Invoking Reaction Conclusion Invoking Reaction: Building Personal Capacity 7. The Sixth C-B Dynamic: Consolidating Success Introduction A Snapshot of Consolidating Success: All Hallows Catholic Elementary School Consolidating Success: Deepening Our Understanding The Systemic Perspective on Consolidating Success The Metanoia Perspective on Consolidating Success The Culture Perspective on Consolidating Success The Leadership Perspective on Consolidating Success Consolidating Success: Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Summary Consolidating Success: Building Personal Capacity 8. Next Steps Along the Parallel Leadership C-B Pathway Introduction COSMIC C-B in Retrospect and Prospect Parallel Leadership in Retrospect and Prospect Conclusion Appendix A: The IDEAS Project Appendix B: The Research Design and Methodology References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412986946
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412986946
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 141298694X

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