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School Leaders Building Capacity From Within

School Leaders Building Capacity From Within
Resolving Competing Agendas Creatively

First Edition

Foreword by Robert Fritz

March 2014 | 160 pages | Corwin
Leondard C Burrello et al address school change by juxtaposing Fritz's structural dynamics theory against K-12 school practice, providing steps to address structural tensions within schools to create a unified school vision, to develop professional learning communities and distributive leadership, to use data to drive decision making, and to contextualize the process by showing it in practice and through the lives of other school leaders.
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

"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

Leonard C. Burrello

Leonard C. Burrello is Professor of Education and Chair of Educational Leadership Program and Executive Director of The Forum on Education at Indiana University. He is currently studying school improvement in rural schools within a distributive leadership framework and consulting with the Gates Initiative on Small Schools for the University of Indianapolis in the Indianapolis Public Schools. With co-author Lauren Hoffman he completed at three organizational consultation project in Washtenaw County, Michigan where they helped create a new planning framework using the work of Robert Fritz. They are also working with the Illinois Cooperative... More About Author

Lauren Hoffman

Lauren P. Hoffman is Assistant Professor of Education at Lewis University. After a 27 year career as a practicing speech and language specialist, supervisor, professional development specialist, and assistant director of special education in two large suburban Chicago cooperatives, Dr. Hoffman joined the faculty at Lewis University and also serves as an Visiting Professor at Indiana University. She co-developed and co-directs the TECnet project that focuses school teams building unified systems to support all students. In addition she consults with school districts and school teams on issues related to curriculum, instruction, and... More About Author

Lynn Murray

Lynn E. Murray is the Principal Investigator on an Instructional Leadership and Comprehensive School Reform project and the former Co-director of the Vermont Teacher Quality Project both housed at the Vermont Institutes in Montpelier, Vermont. She recently collaborated with her colleagues in the Teacher Quality Project in the publication of the Vermont Field Guide to Educator Mentoring. For the past 30 years, she has served as principal of both a large suburban K-8 elementary and middle school and a smaller rural elementary school, served as a director of special education, and Vermont state department consultant and grant writer,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761931706