1st Edition

Examining What We Do To Improve Our Schools
Eight Steps from Analysis to Action

ISBN 9781596671355
Published November 12, 2009 by Routledge
128 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

This book shows school leaders how they can infuse their daily practice with an examination of the actions they take to improve their schools. It identifies eight steps that inform the school improvement process and boost student achievement.

These steps provide a framework for examining school improvement as part of a genuine process with meaning and value for all those involved.

Table of Contents

Setting the Foundation
Having a Shared Vision
Understanding the Need for Inquiry
Valuing Improvement by Providing Time for Improvement
Building Interpersonal Trust
And more...
Analyzing Data
Monovision Analysis
The Performance Dashboard
Analyzing Data
Finding Time
And more...

Developing Deeper Understanding
Techniques for Developing Understanding
Tool 3.1 Selecting Data Collection Techniques
And more...

Engaging in Self-Reflection
Seeing the Changing World More Clearly
Tool 4.1 Who Am I?
And more...

Exploring Programmatic Patterns
Asking the Right Questions Programmatic Patterns in the Achievement Gap
How do Biases Affect Inquiry?
And more...

Determining Direction
Get Everybody on the Bus
How Priorities are Established
Tool 6.1 Developing Consensus Building Skills
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Taking Action
Organizing the Work: Action Committees
Writing a Plan of Action
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Sustaining Improvements
Strategies for Sustaining Improvement
The Challenge to Examine Ways to Improve Schools
Tool 8.1 CARE Model Planning Tool
And more...

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