Smart School Teams is for teachers, administrators, parents, and anyone who is involved in addressing the challenges of school improvement through teams and teamwork. This skill-teaching book focuses on interpersonal communication, trust and collegiality, consensus building, conflict management, problem analysis, decision making, resistance to change, and collaborative leadership, and includes practical suggestions for adapting and applying useful knowledge and strategies in school team settings.
Jay R. Dee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership in Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Alan B. Henkin is Professor of Education at the University of Iowa.
Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Part 1: Teams and Collective Action in Education Chapter 6 Part 2: Team Skills Chapter 7 Part 3: Team Strategies Chapter 8 Part 4: Getting Started Chapter 9 References Chapter 10 Author Index Chapter 11 Subject Index