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Building Learning Capacity in an Age of Uncertainty
Leading an Agile and Adaptive School

ISBN 9780367701604
Published May 20, 2021 by Routledge
194 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In an increasingly complex context of global pandemic, economic uncertainty, increased racial inequities, and a climate crisis, this practical guide for school leaders explores how capacity as learning at the individual, team, and organizational level can help schools become more agile and adaptive. Author James A. Bailey unpacks a new model of capacity building that combines learning process, leadership mindsets, and skills to enhance learning. This research-based book includes a "Diagnostic for School Learning Capacity" and "Team Considerations" to help school leaders and their teams launch further discussions and advance learning in their contexts. The tools in this timely book are designed to help school leaders handle the increasing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world in which schools now exist.

Table of Contents

1: Complexity, Agility, and Capacity;  2: A New Model of Capacity for Learning;   3: Capacity as Organizational Learning Processes;  4: Capacity as Organizational Conditions;  5: Capacity as Individual Skills and Beliefs;  6: Capacity as Effective Teaming;   7: Leading for Capacity Development;  8: Back to the Future 

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James A. Bailey is a former elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and turnaround leader. He is currently a school improvement consultant and leadership coach at Brass Tacks Innovations, and serves as a faculty member at Walden University, USA.