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The School Leadership Triangle
From Compliance to Innovation



March 2010 | 176 pages | Corwin

"Paul Kimmelman's book is full of interesting thoughts on how to generate successful educational innovations in a policy environment that demands accountability. His blend of on-the-ground experience as a teacher and school administrator, coupled with his understanding of change practices in business, leads to many fresh insights."
—Robert C. Granger, President
William T. Grant Foundation

"This book provides a rare, insightful analysis of the ideas and concerns of national leaders who shaped legislation. Kimmelman's work encourages individuals to embrace a new form of leadership and redesign schools that reflect the economic and social realities of the present and future."
—Kenneth Arndt, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL

Position your school or district for continuous improvement in the 21st century!

While educational leaders must be responsive to federal policy mandates, compliance alone will not guarantee continuous school improvement. Leaders must create conditions that foster innovative solutions to perennial problems and engage all educators in systemic reform.

Paul L. Kimmelman creates a triangular framework for improving education based on federal policy compliance, effective leadership, and innovation. With practical examples from business and education, this remarkable book:

  • Provides a rare glimpse into the thought processes of legislators and policy makers who wrote the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
  • Includes contemporary thinking on how leaders can distribute leadership throughout a school or district
  • Focuses on the critical role of innovation in creating successful reform efforts

The School Leadership Triangle provides leadership teams with a solid foundation for discussing key issues that can lead to substantive improvements in schools and districts while addressing the challenges of federal laws.


Read the EducationNews.org interview with Paul Kimmelman on his interviews with Congressional leaders behind NCLB.


 
Foreword by M. Rene Islas
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Compliance
Author Note

 
Introduction

 
Why Pass NCLB?

 
Calls for Reform Prior to NCLB

 
Some Additional Reports – Post-NCLB

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
How Can Teachers and Government Build a Relationship to Achieve World-Class Standards? by Sir Michael Barber

 
 
2. Leadership
Introduction

 
History of Leadership Theories

 
Summary

 
A Transformation of Education Leadership

 
Training Programs for School Leaders

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
 
3. Innovation
Introduction

 
The Innovation Process

 
An Education Innovation Process Framework

 
Summary

 
Some Innovations Currently Being Used in Education

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
 
4. Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Compliance

 
Leadership

 
Innovation

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
Final Words, by Gina Burkhardt

 
 
Appendix A: Biographies of Contributors
 
Appendix B: List of Interviewees
 
References
 
Index

"Paul Kimmelman's book is full of interesting thoughts on how to generate successful educational innovations in a policy environment that demands accountability. His blend of on-the-ground experience as a teacher and school administrator, coupled with his understanding of change practices in business, has led to many fresh insights."

Robert C. Granger, President
William T. Grant Foundation

"Finally we have a book that encourages educators to take charge of the situation and shape the future of public education. This book provides a rare and insightful analysis of the ideas and concerns of national leaders who have shaped legislation. Kimmelman’s work encourages individuals to embrace a new form of leadership and redesign schools that reflect the economic and social realities of the present and future. America was established under the precepts of innovation, and Kimmelman challenges our schools to embrace change."

Kenneth Arndt, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL
Key features
  • Based on a unique conceptual framework designed around the intersection of federal policy compliance, leadership, and innovation
  • Provides a rare glimpse into the thought processes of federal legislators responsible for the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
  • Includes contemporary thinking about how leaders can work to ensure alignment with followers
  • Focuses on the critical role of innovation in creating successful reform efforts

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by M. Rene Islas

Preface


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