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Schools for the 21st Century. Leadership Imperatives for Educational Reform

  • ID: 2213317
  • Book
  • August 1991
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Schlechty′s common–sense approach to restructuring is combined with a strategic planner′s vision and the translation of beliefs into action... A wide audience, including principals and superintendents, can find in this book practical outlines for restructuring, and a distinctive and focused view of their role in the educational system sof the twenty–first century." The School Administrator
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Part One: The Purpose of Schools.

1. A Future in Jeopardy: Why the Schools of Today Must Change.

2. How the Past Has Shaped the Present: The Shaky Foundation of School System Structures.

3. New Purposes for a New Era: Reinventing Our Schools.

Part Two: The Ingredients of Invention.

4. The Power of Vision: Creating and Sharing the Seeds of Innovation.

5. The Capacity to Respond Quickly: Building Adaptability into the System.

6. The Ability to Rally Support for Change: Managing to Satisfy the Needs of Constituents.

7. The Creation of Change Systems: Tackling Problems at Their Source.

8. A Focus on Results: Evaluating Performers and Performances.

Part Three: Leadership for the Twenty–First Century.

9. Leading a School System Through Change: Key Steps for Moving Reform Forward.

10. A Bright Future Secured: Developing Strong Leaders for Our Schools.
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Phillip C. Schlechty
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