Design-Based School Improvement: A Practical Guide for Education Leaders (Hardback)Rick Mintrop (author)
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This exciting new book provides a practical guide for education leaders who are seeking to address issues of equity in their schools and want to pursue this approach. The book provides a step-by-step description of the process, augmented by case studies of four education leaders:Christine, a middle school principal who is concerned with the volume of disciplinary referrals in her schoolMichelle, an elementary school principal who wants to address achievement gapsEric, an assistant superintendent who wants to improve the quality of principals' instructional feedback to teachers; andNora, a high school principal who is concerned about the use of racial and homophobic slurs in the hallways.
The book follows each of these leaders as they formulate and refine interventions to address these problems.
Design-Based School Improvement also includes a series of "excursions into theory" that discuss the research basis for design-based improvement.
The author-a leading thinker about policy implementation and school reform-shows a profound appreciation for the complexity of work in schools and the deep and sustained thinking entailed in undertaking productive change. By bringing theory to life and putting it in the hands of skilled practitioners, this book promises to become an invaluable resource for education leaders seeking to solve problems of equity and social justice in schools.
Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"Design-Based School Improvement serves as a practical guide for school leaders who want to create lasting change and improve schools from the inside." --Jen Thomas, National Association of Elementary School Principals
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