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Improving Schools from Within: Teachers, Parents, and Principals Can Make the Difference

Improving Schools from Within: Teachers, Parents, and Principals Can Make the Difference

Roland S. Barth

ISBN: 978-1-555-42368-1 September 1991 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages

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"A humane blueprint for school reform that--instead of startingwith a 'deficiency' model of what teachers can't do and giving them'inservice' workshops ad infinitum--would build on the educationalstaff's existing strengths." --The New York Times BookReview

Barth hows how communication, collegiality, and risk-takingamong adults can create an atmosphere of learning and leadershipfor all.
Foreword.

1. A Crisis of Confidence.

2. Adversaries Within the Schoolhouse.

3. Becoming Colleagues.

4. Building a Community of Learners.

5. Teachers as Learners.

6. Principals as Learners.

7. Learning to Lead.

8. Practice into Prose.

9. Between School and University.

10. Becoming a Community of Leaders.

11. Visions of Good Schools.

12. A Personal Vision.
"A humane blueprint for school reform that--instead of starting with a 'deficiency' model of what teachers can't do and giving them 'inservice' workshops ad infinitum--would build on the educational staff's existing strengths." (The New York Times Book Review)