Pathways to School System Improvement

By Michael Gaffney

The roads to school system improvement can be rocky. The nature of schools and school systems makes them very difficult to change. These are complex organizations, subject to a range of demands and opportunities from multiple stakeholders - from parents and governments, from local communities and businesses, from other educational authorities and institutions, and, of course, from their staff and students. Effective educational leaders appreciate this complexity and work with colleagues and others across and beyond their education system to make a positive and meaningful difference. Pathways to School System Improvement is designed for educators with an interest and a responsibility for school system improvement. Drawing on data from two Australian pilot programs - Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) and Leading Aligned Numeracy Development (LAND) - the book looks at effective strategies for implementing system improvement, and it offers approaches for capitalizing on the successes and overcoming the shortcomings of initiative-based reforms. [Subject: Education Administration]

Publication Date: 11/3/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742862484