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Leading School Turnaround: How Successful Leaders Transform Low-Performing Schools

Leading School Turnaround: How Successful Leaders Transform Low-Performing Schools

Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, Tiiu Strauss

ISBN: 978-0-470-40766-0

Sep 2010, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

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$33.00

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Praise for Leading School Turnaround

"Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful— an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders."
—MICHAEL FULLAN, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

"The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do."
—PHILIP HALLINGER, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education

1. Starting Points for Understanding Turnaround Leadership.

The Dynamic Context in Which Turnaround Leaders Work.

2. Reasons for School Failure.

3. A Staged Conception of School Turnaround Processes.

4. The Stages Illustrated: Rowlatt's Hill Primary School.

What Turnaround Leaders Do and How They Do It.

5. How Turnaround Leaders Create a Shared Sense of Direction in Their Schools.

6. How Turnaround Leaders Foster Capacity Development Among Their Teachers.

7. How Turnaround Leaders Redesign Their School Organisations.

8. How Turnaround Leaders Manage Improvements in Their School’s Instructional Programme.

9. Turnaround Leadership Up Close and Personal.

Outstanding Challenges.

10. Sustaining Performance: Achieving Satisfactory Performance and Aspiring to Much More.

11. Creating the Conditions for Stronger Relationships between Leadership and Student Learning.

Appendix A: Methods Used For the Ontario Study.

Appendix B: Methods Used For the UK Study.