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School Leaders Building Capacity From Within
Resolving Competing Agendas Creatively

First Edition

October 2004 | 160 pages | Corwin
"The book allowed me to explore my own leadership practices regarding instructional capacity building. It's a must for individuals looking to examine ways to improve teaching and learning."
Royce Avery, Principal
Woodsboro High School, TX

"Vision and focus are intertwined, and I think this book does an exemplary job of showing the distinctions between the two while depicting their close relationship.
Very motivating . . . as a principal, I was inspired."
Dana Trevethan, Principal
Turlock High School, CA

Transform your school with "Structural Dynamics" strategies!

Anything built to last needs a clear plan, a solid foundation, the right tools, and strong structural integrity to withstand threatening elements that arise. Unfortunately, most school reform programs do not meet these basic requirements and crumble as quickly as they appear. To offset such mishaps, this guide empowers you to be an architect of long-lasting, positive change using proven "Structural Dynamics" strategies.

Through user-friendly definitions, illustrative points, and indispensable how-to's, the book enables you to easily apply the principles prescribed, safeguard your plans against failure, and lead your school to reach its maximum potential.

Highlights include:

  • Real-life examples of schools that have improved using "Structural Dynamics" principles
  • Specific strategies for overcoming obstacles
  • Tips for creating a results-oriented plan and meeting shared goals
  • Straightforward discussion of the four key elements that propel your school toward achievement
As the educational system increasingly focuses on accountability, this resource provides the support, insight, and guidance needed to meet rising demands and create a springboard for enduring, soaring success.

 
Dedication
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Stories of School Transformation
 
2. Advancing a Model for Change
 
3. Understanding Structural Conflict: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
 
4. Developing Shared Purposes and Principles
 
5. Building Democratic Community in a Diverse Society
 
6. Building Instructional Program Coherence
 
7. Advancing the Work of Leaders
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index

"The book allowed me to explore my own leadership practices regarding instructional capacity building. It's a must for individuals looking to examine ways to improve teaching and learning."

Royce Avery, Principal
Woodsboro High School, TX

"Vision and focus are intertwined, and I think this book does an exemplary job of showing the distinctions between the two while depicting their close relationship. Very motivating . . . as a principal, I was inspired."

Dana Trevethan, Principal
Turlock High School, CA
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