"Schools That Change integrates equal parts passion and intellect. A well-crafted contribution to the literature on successful reform and a sophisticated and nuanced book that should be read with care."
—From the Foreword by Michael Fullan
"Schools have shown themselves to be gifted and talented at resisting and subverting change. Lew Smith hands us the keys to the storehouse of insights about how schools can change—really change."
—Roland Barth, Founder, The Principals' Center, Harvard University
Author, Lessons Learned
Learn from schools that have made meaningful, positive, and lasting changes!
With an in-depth look at eight schools across the nation—winners of the National School Change Awards—this illuminating resource shows how schools can transform themselves from low-performing into exemplary national status.
Qualitative research, specific examples, and portraiture offer an inside view of the day-to-day dynamics of change in schools. This insightful book examines questions such as:
- Why are some schools able to change while other schools cannot?
- Why are people challenged by change?
- What is the best way to measure change?
- What professional characteristics must principals develop to bring about significant and sustainable change?
Learn how your school can realize substantive change that supports a culture of learning, teacher development, and enhanced student achievement.
|Part I. The Dynamics of Change|