This CHOICE award winning author has teamed up with two national school change experts to write a comprehensive book on school change management. Everything you need to know on initiating and managing school change are covered: planning change, conditions for successful change, models for improvement, tools and strategies, understanding and using research data, implementing school initiatives, managing resources, getting student results and more. *A comprehensive book covering all aspects of school district change management, evaluation, and improvement. *Each chapter objectives are aligned with the new ELCC and ISLCC standards for university accreditation. *Many federal and various state data sources are included. *Provides a bend of theory and practical perspectives on how to implement and execute school change. *Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application. *Several supplemental resources are included in the appendices.
Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D.is a Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching educational leadership. He is a consultant and an author of twelve books such as Action Research for Educators, Challenging Students to Learn, and Resource Management for School Administrators and Managing Human Resources and Collective Bargaining (with Craig Schillling) by Rowman & Littlefield Education, and has made guest appearance on many national radio and television shows. Craig A. Schilling, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching education finance, law, human resources and school business management. He is author of Resource Management for School Administrators and Managing Human Resources and Collective Bargaining (with Dan Tomal) by Rowman & Littlefield Education He has served on a number of state and national associations and spoken at state, national and international conferences. Margaret Trybus, Ed.D. is the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, and Professor of educational leadership at Concordia University Chicago. She is the president of Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and presents at national and international conferences on topics related to school improvement, leadership, and change. As a research practitioner, she has been a consultant to state departments of education and local districts facing change.
Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. The Nature of Change *Objectives *The meaning and need for change *Change drivers: federal, state, and school levels *Compliance versus commitment to change *Summary *Case study *Exercises and discussion questions *References Chapter 2.The School Leader as Change Agent *Objectives *School leadership in the change process *Change leadership development *Roles and leadership models *Building the change team *Summary *Case study *Exercises and discussion questions *References Chapter 3. Change Management Tools and Interventions *Objectives *School-wide change models *Conducting interviews *Conducting surveys *Group and process interventions *Summary *Case study *Exercises and discussion questions *References Chapter 4. Analyzing and Using Data for School Change *Objectives * Understanding sources of data and research information * Analyzing research data for threats to validity * Understanding and analyzing statistical data * Interpreting national, state, and local school performance data * Summary * Case study * Exercises and discussion questions * References Chapter 5. Implementing Change: Resource Management *Objectives *The school change resource implementation model *Managing school resources-a national challenge * The relationship between resources and achievement * Utilizing resources to promote change * Evaluating the use of resources * Summary * Case study * Exercises and discussion questions * References Chapter 6. Financial and Resource Management * Objectives *Commonalities for change *Executing school district change *Executing school change *Executing departmental/grade Level change * Summary * Case study * Exercises and discussion questions * References Epilogue Appendixes Index