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Quality Implementation

Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make "What Works" Actually Work
Harnessing the power of collective efficacy, the strategies and lessons within this book will help teams achieve quality implementation of evidence-based practices for innovative and lasting change.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544354255
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 128
  • Publication date: July 09, 2019

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Harness the power of collective efficacy to achieve quality implementation!
Designed to overcome a common barrier to successful implementation of school improvement efforts--entrenched belief systems--this book digs deeper into the power of collective efficacy. Teams with a strong sense of collective efficacy devise ways to make “what’s supposed to work” actually work, and find ways to exercise control over challenges that surround them. In addition to the examples from both inside and outside of education, readers will find
Ways to create environments that tap into mastery as the number one source of collective efficacy
• Methods to strengthen vicarious experiences through observational learning
Examination of social persuasion and affective states as additional sources of collective efficacy

Expanding on this critically-important topic, this book accentuates the importance of collective efficacy as the single most important driver of student achievement and the key to successful implementation. This book is the spark you need to look at implementation in a completely new light.



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Jenni Donohoo

Jenni Donohoo is the director of Praxis-Engaging Ideas, Inc and a project manager for the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE). Jenni has a PhD in Educational Studies and Supervisory Officer Qualifications. Jenni is a former classroom teacher and currently works with system, school leaders, and teachers around the world to support high quality professional learning. She has authored many peer-reviewed publications and three best-selling books, including Collaborative Inquiry for Educators, The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry (with Moses Velasco), and Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning. Jenni’s areas of expertise include collective efficacy, metacognition, adolescent literacy, and facilitating collaborative learning structures.

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Steven Katz

Steven Katz is the director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE, UT), where he teaches in the Child Study and Education graduate program. He is the recipient of the OISE, UT- wide award for teaching excellence. Steven has a PhD in human development and applied psychology, with specialization in applied cognitive science. His areas of expertise include cognition and learning, teacher education, networked learning communities, leading professional learning, and evidence-informed decision making for school improvement. He has received the Governor General’s Medal for excellence in his field and has been involved in research and evaluation, professional development, and consulting with a host of educational organizations around the world. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World, Building and Connecting Learning Communities, Intentional Interruption, and The Intelligent, Responsive Leader.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Resources


About the Authors


Chapter 1 The Elusive Quest for Quality Implementation

We Already Know What’s “Supposed” to Work in Schools

Quality Implementation Defined

The Problem of Getting to Quality Implementation

Beliefs Matter

Educators’ Beliefs

In Conclusion

Chapter 2 Why Implementation Frequently Fails

Collective Efficacy

Diminished Efficacy Is a Barrier to Quality Implementation

Collective Efficacy’s Role in Team Motivation

Diminished Collective Efficacy Results in a Reduction of Goals and Effort

Collective Efficacy Beliefs Shape Experience

In Conclusion

Chapter 3 Collective Efficacy as an Enabler of Quality Implementation

Integrating Daily Physical Activity in Elementary Schools

How Collective Efficacy Drives Quality Implementation

How Teams Exercise Control

Motivational Investments

How Goal Setting Influences Motivation

How Causal Attributions Influence Motivation

The Pygmalion Effect

In Conclusion


Chapter 4 Creating Mastery Moments

Mastery Experiences

Key Features of Mastery Environments

There Is an Open-to-Learning Stance

There Is an Orientation Toward Mastery Goals

Teams Engage in Joint Work Characterized by Positive Interdependence

The Thunder Cape Rescue

Progress Is Monitored Based on Success Criteria

Implications for Practice

A Focus on Learning Together

A Focus on Cause-and-Effect Relationships

A Focus on Goal-Directed Behavior

A Focus on Purposeful Practice

In Conclusion

Chapter 5 Learning Vicariously

Key Features of Vicarious Experiences



Attention, Retention, Reproduction, and Motivation

Psychological Safety

Implications for Practice

Establishing a Culture That Enables Observational Learning

Structures and Protocols for Observational Learning

Guiding Observational Learning

In Conclusion

Chapter 6 Convincing Teams That They Have What It Takes

Social Persuasion and Affective States: Two Additional Sources of Collective Efficacy

Using Social Persuasion to Influence Collective Efficacy

Cognitive Dissonance

Social Judgment Theory

The Narrative Paradigm

In Conclusion



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