Turning Around Failing Schools

Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

Joseph F. Murphy ,

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Turning Around Failing Schools: Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

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"This book provides critical understandings on the causes of organizational decline, a comprehensive conception of the turnaround process, and powerful insights for transforming failing schools into the kind we all want for our children."
—Kenneth Leithwood, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

"Murphy and Meyers do a first-rate job of mapping the territory of school turnarounds and identifying the options for educators to consider and researchers to investigate."
—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership and Research
University of Virginia

The guide to successfully restructuring schools in trouble!

This insightful resource integrates research, strategies, and lessons from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations that have transformed their substandard performance into a proactive approach for renewal. The authors provide:

  • A comprehensive overview of the literature on organizational deterioration
  • An in-depth examination of the causes and symptoms of degeneration
  • A two-part model for preventing educational collapse and crafting an effective turnaround
  • A review of the efficacy of educational reform initiatives

This indispensable text is ideal for district administrators, superintendents, policy makers, and individuals with an interest in organizational accountability and meaningful school reform.

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