Continuous School Improvement

Mark A. Smylie,

Continuous School Improvement

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"A hallmark volume by one of the nation′s most accomplished school improvement scholars. This is the most thoroughly researched, well-crafted, and useful volume on continuous improvement available. Smylie does for ′continuous improvement′ what Fullan did for change."
—Joseph Murphy, Professor
Vanderbilt University

Discover what it takes to create lasting, positive change for your school, your teachers, and your students!

Focusing on school change that improves teaching and learning, this guide for principals integrates evolutionary change theory with the research on continuous improvement. Mark A. Smylie begins with a succinct overview of organizational change that provides readers with the foundation they need to embark on a school change initiative.

Interviews with educators involved with organizational change provide insightful examples and first-person responses to the challenges inherent in school change. Continuous School Improvement also addresses the major implementation problems that leaders face, such as:
  • Building trust
  • Creating a culture of mutual responsibility
  • Building support
  • Setting goals
  • Responding to teachers′ stress in the face of change
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