This book answers two basic questions for educational practitioners. The first is how educators may re-design an entire school system to perform at the highest optimum levels. The second - and no less important - is what exactly educational administrators may do not only to manage, but also to reward the performance that sustains those very improvements. This book should be of interest to the K-12 administrator, the teacher and school board member, the consultant, professors teaching topical courses, or any layperson interested in the issue of school improvement.
Francis M. Duffy is currently professor of Administration and Supervision at Gallaudet University in the District of Columbia and a consultant specializing in organization improvement. In 1980, he was an honorary faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
1 Standards, Assessment, and Accountability 2 Developing and Managing Professional Intellect in School Systems 3 Blueprints, Trestles, and Track 4 Redesign the Entire School System 5 Creating Strategic Alignment 6 Evaluate Whole-System Performance 7 What's This Thing Called Performance Management? 8 Who's That Knocking at the Performance Management Door? 9 Dancing on Ice 10 Courage, Passion, and Vision