Michael Fullan and other notable experts present a cohesive model of tri-level reform—school, district, and state educators collaborating to build and strengthen capacity for change.

The PELP Coherence Framework

The PELP Coherence Framework

The pelp coherence framework
StaceyChildressRichard F.ElmoreAllenGrossmanSusan MooreJohnson

Organizational coherence means that the various parts of a school district are designed so that they work in sync with one another to achieve district goals. This concept grew out of our work with the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) at Harvard University, a collaboration among faculty members at Harvard's graduate schools of business and education in partnership with a network of urban school districts. Through this project, we identified five common managerial challenges that urban districts face as they seek to implement a strategy for improving performance:

  • Implementing the strategy effectively across schools with different characteristics
  • Redesigning the organization so that it supports the strategy
  • Developing and managing human capital to carry out the ...
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