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Schools for the 21st Century. Leadership Imperatives for Educational Reform. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2213317
  • Book
  • August 1991
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"Schlechty's common-sense approach to restructuring is combinedwith a strategic planner's vision and the translation of beliefsinto action... A wide audience, including principals andsuperintAndents, can find in this book practical outlines forrestructuring, and a distinctive and focused view of their role inthe educational system sof the twenty-first century."
--The School Administrator

Schlechty provides an innovative, adaptable framework for helpingleaders in all areas of education to identify where change isneeded in order to make schools more useful and responsive tochildren and society.
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Part One: The Purpose of Schools.

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

2. How the Past Has Shaped the Present: The Shaky Foundation ofSchool 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 ofInnovation.

5. The Capacity to Respond Quickly: Building Adaptability into theSystem.

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

7. The Creation of Change Systems: Tackling Problems at TheirSource.

8. A Focus on Results: Evaluating Performers andPerformances.

Part Three: Leadership for the Twenty-First Century.

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

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