"Arzonetti-Hite and Donohoo continue to develop the power and specificity of collective efficacy in their new book about how to lead and build efficacy for equity. Their model is 'simplexity' itself. Five big concepts are featured: goal consensus, empowered teachers, cohesive teacher knowledge, supportive leadership, and embedded reflective practices. In each case the authors elaborate on beliefs, consensus, and cohesion. For each of the five big concepts they supply clear examples (vignettes) and evidence of impact.
"An understanding of the conditions necessary to increase the likelihood that CTE will take root in an organization has been known for a decade. In this book, Drs. Arzonetti-Hite and Donohoo provide specific protocols and designs to apply collective efficacy in a school or district setting. By using case studies and exemplars, they outline specific ways in which collective efficacy has been directly implemented across different educational settings thereby bringing new understandings for ways it might be realized in other places."
"If you want your building to become a warm and welcoming place with a caring staff where all children become lifelong learners, you want to read this book! Collective efficacy will positively impact and transform your school. It will help close your achievement gap, make your children feel safe, and loved."
"Dr. Arzonetti-Hite and Dr. Donohoo's Leading Collective Efficacy: Powerful Stories of Achievement and Equity provides a pragmatic approach to creating a framework as schools work to foster collective teacher efficacy. The vignettes are relatable and the reflective questions posed throughout help guide leaders as they work to initiate systemic change. If you're looking to provide structures that support teachers to engage in collaborative cycles of inquiry, this book is a great place to start.
"Rarely do you find a book that readily addresses the needs of so many departments across education. Leading Collective Efficacy: Powerful Stories of Achievement and Equity should be within arm’s reach of every school teacher, coach, teaching union, principal, inspector and district administrator. Arzonetti-Hite and Donohoo have brought us a book that is completely congruent with Bandura’s Collective Efficacy.
"This book is a great read! As a leader and researcher, this book is backed by validated research and develops upon each enabling condition of collective efficacy through the experiences of educators!"
"Empowering teachers is something many leaders talk about but not enough put it into action. In Leading Collective Efficacy: Powerful Stories of Achievement and Equity, Arzonetti-Hite and Donohoo provide example after example of schools that are moving beyond talk and putting their collective efforts into impactful action."