Lead between the lines– evaluate Ed policies to emphasize the positives and minimize the negatives Although educational reform is intended for positive change, sometimes it misses the mark. However, when school leaders capitalize on the positive aspects of reforms they can strategize to ensure the best outcomes for students. Christopher Tienken, professor and international speaker, shares his insights on how to identify both positive and negative aspects of education reform to maximize the benefits for students. This book introduces a practical framework for interpreting educational reform within an evidence-based practice, and provides thoughtful ways to finesse results out of challenging policies. Designed for use on the ground level, this book features: • Seven specific creative compliance strategies to maximize student and educator success • Case studies that illustrate how to critique reforms and take action • Reflective questions to guide evaluation and application • Ethical decision-making checklist Analyzing both successful and unsuccessful reform ideas from the past, this book champions creative compliance and how to lead innovatively/judiciously.
Chapter 3: Reframing Reform
Most education reform proposals and policies are developed without substantive educator input, and students are rarely, if ever, included in meaningful ways within the policy development process. School leaders are often placed in the position of reform receiver, not reform developer, and they are often mandated to implement policies and practices that they had no hand or voice in shaping. Therefore, it is imperative that school leaders have a framework that helps them critique the ethical and educational efficacy of reforms so that they can lead in ways that help to maintain an ethic of justice, an ethic of caring, and educational quality at the point of implementation: the classroom.
Most education reform proposals and policies are developed without substantive educator ...