Realization: The Change Imperative for Deepening District-Wide Reform

Realization: The Change Imperative for Deepening District-Wide Reform

By: Lyn D. Sharratt (editor), Michael G. Fullan (editor)Paperback

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'Sharratt and Fullan are an educational dream team! The combination of Sharratt's keen observations from her battle-tested district leadership experience and Fullan's astute perspectives on the essential challenges of systemic reform produce fresh insights into the most difficult, yet most central challenges facing local education reformers today. Together the authors generate important new knowledge of how to sustain and deepen districtwide instructional reform beyond the first generation' - Jonathan Supovitz Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Senior Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education Districtwide performance improvement requires a focus on capacity building, empowering colleagues throughout the organization to move change forward. Written by an experienced administrator who accomplished districtwide improvement on the ground and an internationally recognized expert in large-scale education reform, this compelling book outlines a step-by-step approach to implementing lasting, positive change across an entire district. This resource examines 13 research-based parameters for improving teacher and student performance, including advice on optimizing existing resources, and then introduces a 14th parameter-Realization-that goes beyond capacity building at the school and district level to systemwide change at the state level. Readers will find: - A wealth of school-specific strategies that support effective assessment and instructional practices to improve students' fundamental academic skills - "Do's" and "don'ts" from real districtwide school improvement programmes - Guidance on implementing programme assessment and establishing accountability Help your district advance from vision to action to realization of student achievement.

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Consulting Description: Data Consulting Description: Leadership Lyn Sharratt coordinates the doctoral internship program in Educational Administration for the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Lyn is the former Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Services in the York Region District School Board, a large Canadian school district, where she and her curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program which they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals in over 200 schools, and 9,000 teachers. The continuously improving 14 Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario. Lyn has been a curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, has taught pre-service education at York University, and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers' union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009); Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders do! (Corwin, 2012), and with author/colleague Gale Harild, Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness (Corwin, 2015). Currently, Lyn is on the Advisory Board of the International System and School Leadership Programs for the Ontario Principals' Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with states, systems, school districts, administrators, curriculum consultants, and teachers in Australia, Canada, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom systematically increase all students' achievement by putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action to move from Good to Great to Innovate. Visit her website at www.lynsharratt.com; join her on Twitter @LynSharratt and participate with tens of thousands in her Educational Leadership Group on LinkedIn. Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp (with Katelyn Donnelly), Leadership: Key Competencies (with Lyle Kirtman), and Freedom to Change. To learn more, visit his website at www.michaelfullan.ca. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information. Photo: Social Imagery

Contents

List of Figures Foreword by Kenneth Leithwood Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Capacity Building: A Journey of Deepening Discovery 2. The Nitty-Gritty of Capacity Building 3. The Road to Realization 4. Interdependent Practice 5. The Devil Is in the Details: Beware of the Pitfalls! 6. The 14th Parameter Resource A: A Tool for Assessing Implementation of the 14 Parameters: Selected Examples Resource B: 10 District Supports That Evolved to Ensure Realization of All Parameters References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412973854
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9781412973854
  • weight: 236
  • ISBN10: 1412973856

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