Are Schools Really Like This?: Factors Affecting Teacher Attitude Toward School Improvement

Paperback | January 31, 1998

byJ. Gary Lilyquist

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J. Gary Lilyquist synthesizes such innovative concepts as, systems thinking, mental models, effective school research, and Deming's theories of management to propose the new Balance Alignment Model, a wide-ranging approach for fostering school improvement. Three case studies demonstrate why schools are not improving and how Lilyquist's model can facilitate student learning.

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How many times have well-intentioned people tried to reform our schools, only to meet with resistance from teachers, administrators, and even parents? Discover an original new way to effect meaningful change in our public schools that encourages the participation of all interested groups. This book is a must-read for anyone whose visio...

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J. Gary Lilyquist synthesizes such innovative concepts as, systems thinking, mental models, effective school research, and Deming's theories of management to propose the new Balance Alignment Model, a wide-ranging approach for fostering school improvement. Three case studies demonstrate why schools are not improving and how Lilyqu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:211 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.27 inPublished:January 31, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457350

ISBN - 13:9780306457357

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Table of Contents

Vision of a Good School. System Thinking. Building a Systemic Model. Systemic Alignment and Balance. Stakeholders Part I: Community, Community Members, Stakeholders Part II: Parents, Students,and State and National Government. The Closed Culture. Leadership. Complete, Incomplete, and Thwarted Planning. The Structure, Perception or Reality. Thoughts on School Management. Boundaries. Index.

From Our Editors

How many times have well-intentioned people tried to reform our schools, only to meet with resistance from teachers, administrators, and even parents? Discover an original new way to effect meaningful change in our public schools that encourages the participation of all interested groups. This book is a must-read for anyone whose vision is to improve schools through systemic thinking.