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In this age of high expectations, districts are invested in leading school
improvements. In the past, however, individual schools shouldered much of the
challenge of improving teaching and student learning outcomes within their
buildings.

Author: Trent E. Kaufman

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612502625

Category: Education

Page: 208

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How can districts bring instructional improvement to scale within and across schools? The authors of Collaborative School Improvement argue that districts can play a powerful part in helping schools build the capacity to engage in inquiry-based reform—but that this effort requires a shift in districts’ traditional role as a professional development provider. Drawing on case studies from three districts, the authors identify eight key practices for effective school-district collaboration. By helping districts teach—and model—an inquiry-based process, Collaborative School Improvement promises to offer powerful new support for scaling up data-driven instructional reform."
2012-03-01 By Trent E. Kaufman

He currently coordinates the national evaluation of the school improvement
networks strategy in Chile, and leads programs to support collaborative inquiry
networks. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the
University of ...

Author: Mauricio Pino Yancovic

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787697379

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This book describes the processes and challenges of implementing collaborative practices in School Improvement Networks, focussing specifically on examples from Chile. The Chilean case is significant for other challenging contexts, particularly rural communities, that still seek to implement collaborative inquiry projects.
2019-11-14 By Mauricio Pino Yancovic

Inanycase,if collaborativeinquiry is going to be usedas astructure toguide school
improvement efforts,thetwo processes mustbegin simultaneously to complement
each other.By introducing collaborative inquiry asa strategy for school ...

Author: Jenni Donohoo

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452240251

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Your step-by-step guide to making collaboration work Collaborating for improved student outcomes makes sense. But beyond theory, do you know where to begin? Aligned to current Learning Forward standards and based on the latest research, this book deconstructs the collaborative inquiry process. This step-by-step guide gives facilitators tools to move teams toward purposeful, productive collaborative work with: A clear and concise four-stage model that provides a structure for facilitating successful collaborative inquiry Real-world examples from collaborative teams that model components of each stage Clear, direct, and practitioner-focused tone with an emphasis on action over theory
2013-05-02 By Jenni Donohoo

The principal must sustain a culture that focuses the efforts of teachers and others
to influence the direction of school improvement. School cultures that support the
norms of collaboration and trust yield better results. Healthy school cultures ...

Author: Sally J. Zepeda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317919315

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This book explores the principal’s role in meeting high expectations for student achievement. It provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement, build teams and support the work their work, create the conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge, and monitor school improvement efforts
2013-11-20 By Sally J. Zepeda

The aim is to mirror back to the school what was seen, read, and heard in a way
that makes sense to them and that they can accept to move the findings forward.
Suggestions for improvement—in some districts, these may be framed as ...

Author: Beverley Freedman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452242958

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Say goodbye to top-down evaluations and hello to collaboration and change! How can you leverage the objectivity of outside evaluators and the knowledge of local educators who understand your school’s particular situation to help you drive school improvement? The answer: collaborative schools reviews conducted by personnel from within your district in collaboration with your school leadership team. Here you’ll find: A research-based case for the value and results of collaborative school reviews Best practices for creating review teams, conducting onsite classroom observations, and aligning with district goals How-to’s for effectively using data to gain a balanced view of school performance
2013-04-16 By Beverley Freedman

Foreword. This book is written at a time when there is a clear emphasis through
both government and non-government departmental bodies on school
improvement through collaboration rather than competition and collec— tivity in
preference ...

Author: Hilary Street

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826470584

Category: Education

Page: 148

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It is hard for individual practitioners to explore their practice and the issues and questions it raises about learning and teaching, on their own. Practitioners need the support of colleagues to make sense of the complexities of their practice. This book is about how collaborative enquiry can be developed amongst practitioners in schools, and between practitioners across schools. It alsp places emphasis on why it is important to do so. The authors show how a system underpinned by the accumulated knowledge of practitioners can transform learning and teaching.
2005-05-15 By Hilary Street

The CCSD experience was significant because success on every single school
improvement step was predictive of higher ... School improvement is a
quintessential collaborative process that compels school teams to continually
grow their ...

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936765911

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Discover a fundamentally different way to improve schools. Learn best practices from successful schools that use next-generation school-improvement methods. Focused chapters guide you through the modified planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation cycle at the core of this school-improvement model. Specific strategies empower you to put the knowledge to use.
2010-03-01 By Stephen White

ABSTRACT Community Collaboration in School Improvement Gina Elizabeth
DeShera Rodríguez This is a qualitative case study of one middle school's efforts
to increase critical dialogue and participation in decision making at parent
council ...

Author: Gina Elizabeth DeShera Rodríguez

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X78649

Category:

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... in lesson planning, 37 collaborative action research, 180–182 formal, 183f
informal, 182–185, 183f data analysis in, 186–187 leadership in, 185
Collaborative Professional Development School Project, 188 collective autonomy
, 165–166 ...

Author: Richard Sagor

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416615903

Category: Education

Page: 217

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Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow "implementation strategies," Richard Sagor guides readers through the process from start to finish. Learn how to uncover and use the data that already exist in your classrooms and schools to answer significant questions about your individual or collective concerns and interests. Sagor covers each step in the action research process in detail: selecting a focus, clarifying theories, identifying research questions, collecting data, analyzing data, reporting results, and taking informed action. Drawing from the experience of individual teachers, faculties, and school districts, Sagor describes how action research can enhance teachers' professional standing and efficacy while helping them succeed in settings characterized by increasingly diverse student populations and an emphasis on standards-based reform. The book also demonstrates how administrators and policymakers can use action research to bolster efforts related to accreditation, teacher supervision, and job-embedded staff development. Part how-to guide, part inspirational treatise, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research provides advice, information, and encouragement to anyone interested in reinventing schools as learning communities and restructuring teaching as the true profession it was meant to be.
2000-05-15 By Richard Sagor

Chapter 7 The Role of Management in School Improvement Introduction We
have seen in earlier chapters that an effective ... For reasons outlined below , the
authors highly recommend a collaborative school management model ,
especially ...

Author: William Ramsay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1850006970

Category: Education

Page: 298

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This book develops an approach to school development which is contextual in that it considers both the larger social structure of which the school is a part and those special features of schools themselves which impact upon the possibilities for their improvement. The book derives from a eight year longitudinal study of school evaluation at St Mary's College, a Catholic girls school in Tasmania. It builds upon, and provides a practical exploration of, such recent developments as Straratt and Caldwell's work on educational vision, the role of evaluation in measuring the extent to which a school's vision has become reality; the effective implementation and management of change, and Coleman and Hoffer's notion of social capital and the importance of school community networks in effective education.
1990 By William Ramsay

IMPROVEMENT. EFFORTS. W ... The engine of improvement is composed of
actions that are goalbased and values-driven. BEYOND THE PLANNING The
main question after the development ofa school improvement plan (SIP) is, “So
what?

Author: Ron Nash

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475800586

Category: Education

Page: 149

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In Collaborative School Leadership, Nash and Hwang provide administrators with clear and focused ideas on making the most of collaborative leadership while on the path to continuous improvement. Recognizing that classroom instruction is at the core of any plan of improvement, this book looks at the role and nature of powerful building-level professional development. Nash and Hwang provide answers to critical questions: As part of a school s improvement efforts, what is non-negotiable? What are some barriers to progress, and how can they be overcome or removed? How can building administrators help teachers improve instruction? An extensive appendix provides principals and teacher leaders with ten lessons and an entire chapter is devoted to the kind of formative support that building administrators can provide in the pursuit of student progress. Finally, Nash and Hwang elaborate on the whole decision-making process, and differentiate between the kind of independent and interdependent reflection that is part of the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement at the building level."
2012 By Ron Nash

COLLABORATION WITH A CITY-WIDE PURPOSE: MAKING PATHS FOR
SUSTAINABLE EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT Andy Howes and Mel Ainscow
Staying with the theme of interdependence, this chapter reports on a study of a
city LEA ...

Author: Ainscow, Mel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219117

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Drawing on research evidence, Improving Urban Schools addresses the question of how primary and secondary urban schools can be improved in a more inclusive way. The authors argue that urban schools and their communities have within them expertise that tends to be overlooked, and latent creativity that should be mobilised to move thinking and progress forward. They show that new approaches to leadership, various forms of collaborative school-to-school partnerships, and major changes in national policy development are needed to make use of this untapped energy.
2006-03-01 By Ainscow, Mel

Action Research Laboratory (ARL), 27–28 action research teams, 14 Adaptive
School, The (Garmston and Wellman), ... development, 22 colearners, 2
collaboration, 4, 7, 18, 100–101, 104 collaborative leadership, 9 collaborative
principal, ...

Author: Linda Lambert

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416616146

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Following the publication of Building Leadership Capacity in Schools in 1998, Linda Lambert visited educators around the world to see how they had applied the ideas presented in her book to their schools and districts. Though everyone she spoke with agreed on the importance of high leadership capacity, they also had many questions about how best to achieve this goal. Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is the author's attempt to answer those questions. The book begins by outlining the five major prerequisites for high leadership capacity: * Skillful participation in the work of leadership *Inquiry-based use of data to inform decisions and practice *Broad involvement and collective responsibility for student learning *Reflective practice that leads to innovation *High or steadily improving student achievement In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of steps schools should take to meet these criteria, Lambert quotes at length from her discussions with educators to provide a view of leadership enhancement techniques in practice. She also includes helpful rubrics and surveys that teachers and administrators alike can use to personally assess their leadership skills. Combining the author's own insights with real-life examples and practical exercises, Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is an indispensable guide to enhancing and sustaining a culture of leadership in any school.
2003-07-15 By Linda Lambert

The image of the journey captures well the non-prescriptive and investigative
nature of our collaboration. ... What he was so evocatively reminding us of was
that our collaborative approach to school improvement was based on a set of
values ...

Author: Mel Ainscow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134116782

Category: Education

Page: 164

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-12-19 By Mel Ainscow

This is not to say that thedocument headed 'Northfields School Development
Plan' explicitly included the idea of a student council as such,but theidea was
seenbythe head to have the ... members ofstaffina processof collaborative
reflection.

Author: Judith Durrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135707927

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development. There are many things that teachers can do to improve the conditions for learning and teaching in their own schools. This book shows how staff can take the initiative and identify areas in their school in need of attention, and tackle them. It provides case-study accounts of schemes in a number of schools, together with accounts of the action research based development work undertaken by teachers to improve their schools. The studies illuminate issues such as: improving the quality of learning and teaching; developing an effective school council; building partnerships and community schemes; developing economic and industrial understanding.
2002-11-01 By Judith Durrant

Collaborative. Improvement. 6. Real. World. Challenge. Bailey's. Story,. Part6. “
We seem tobe at plateau,” Bailey Pittman said to Frank Perez. “The teamsI have
been leading did a really good job in the analysis and planning stages.We have
all ...

Author: Debra L. Page

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452284309

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Improve student achievement by transforming schools as an SIS expert! Deb Page and Judith Hale, SIS authorities, guide new and transitioning school improvement specialists in applying high-leverage practices that result in systemic, sustainable, schoolwide improvement. With easy-to-use tools and protocols, both in the guide and online, this book offers the voice and counsel of a trusted coach while addressing how to: Establish enduring interventions with viable tools and methods Use time-tested processes to teach 21st-century skills to educators and students alike Seamlessly align improvement practices to the updated Institute for Performance Improvement Standards Transition smoothly into the school improvement specialist role
2012-11-08 By Debra L. Page

Building Shared Responsibility for Student Success Cynthia Lewis. To support
improvement efforts with our most vulnerable students, schools, principals and
districts need to provide flexible resources for sustaining collaborative
professional ...

Author: Cynthia Lewis

Publisher: SAEE

ISBN: 9780978301835

Category: Educational evaluation

Page: 117

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2007-12-01 By Cynthia Lewis

Educational reform in the new century calls for a different approach to school
improvement in which teachers are ... 998), argue that more attention needs to be
given to "the development of schools as inquiring, collaborative organizations...
to ...

Author: Zijian Li

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594549443

Category: Education

Page: 396

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Brings together recent reseach findings from around the world on key issues in school improvement, including discussion of the role of management, teachers, students, and the curriculum.
2006-01-01 By Zijian Li

This is the most fundamental and urgent problem that exists in designing
successful strategies for school improvement . PRACTICALITIES Given the
strong barriers to collaboration , is the Partnership Model practical ? Even if one
agrees that ...

Author: Daniel C. Neale

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015008924246

Category: Education

Page: 288

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1981 By Daniel C. Neale

Build a community in your school and improve learning outcomes with this one-stop sourcebook that features the latest educational issues, new research-based strategies and activities, and more!

Author: Sylvia M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412968941

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Build a community in your school and improve learning outcomes with this one-stop sourcebook that features the latest educational issues, new research-based strategies and activities, and more!
2008-09-26 By Sylvia M. Roberts

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