Focusing on school change that improves teaching and learning, this guide for headteachers integrates evolutionary change theory with the research on continuous improvement. Mark A. Smylie begins with a succinct overview of organizational change that provides readers with the foundation they need to embark on a school change initiative.
Interviews with educators involved with organizational change provide insightful examples and first-person responses to the challenges inherent in school change. Continuous School Improvement also addresses the major implementation problems that leaders face, such as:
- Building trust
- Creating a culture of mutual responsibility
- Building support
- Setting goals
- Responding to teachers' stress in the face of change.