Raise organizational effectiveness to improve the quality of instruction and dramatically impact student achievement!
Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association's KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition focuses on how to change a school's organizational structure and culture to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Each chapter, revised and updated to address continuous improvement and narrowing the achievement gap, provides a wealth of knowledge from leading experts in the field including Patricia A. Alexander, Eva L. Baker, James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Lorna M. Earl, Richard F. Elmore, Michael Fullan, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Kenneth Leithwood, Ann Lieberman, Judith Warren Little, Lynne Miller, P. Karen Murphy, Fred M. Newmann, Sonia Nieto, Janet Ward Schofield, Walter G. Stephan, Gary Sykes, and Linda Valli.
Educators at all levels, policymakers, and parents will discover how to apply the lessons learned from research. This essential handbook provides new chapters, including exemplary practice on teaching and learning for a multicultural society and on continuous school improvement.
Now you can advance to the next level of change with an integral resource for school reform.
- Chapter 1: Educational Reform as Continuous Improvement
- Chapter 2: Contextualizing Learner-Centered Principles for Teachers and Teaching
- Chapter 3: Improving Achievement for All Students: The Meaning of Staff-Shared Understanding and Commitment
- Chapter 4: Professional Communication and Collaboration
- Chapter 5: Teacher Use of Formal Assessment in the Classroom
- Chapter 6: Assessment as Learning
- Chapter 7: Transforming Professional Development: Understanding and Organizing Learning Communities
- Chapter 8: Design Principles for Learner-Centered Professional Development
- Chapter 9: Organizational Conditions That Enhance Teaching and Learning
- Chapter 10: Continuous School Improvement
- Chapter 11: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning for a Multicultural Society
- Chapter 12: Local School Districts and Instructional Improvement