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The School Leadership Triangle
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The School Leadership Triangle
From Compliance to Innovation



March 2010 | 176 pages | Corwin
Paul Kimmelman captures a unique vision for school improvement that is based on the intersection of federal policy compliance, effective leadership, and innovation.

While educational leaders must be responsive to federal policy mandates, compliance with federal policy alone won't guarantee school improvement. In Kimmelman's view, effective leadership and innovation are essential ingredients for meaningful systemic improvement.

The School Leadership Triangle: From Compliance to Innovation provides leadership teams with a solid foundation for discussing the key issues that can lead to substantive improvements in their schools and districts while addressing the challenges of federal laws.


 
Foreword by M. Rene Islas
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Compliance
Author Note

 
Introduction

 
Why Pass NCLB?

 
Calls for Reform Prior to NCLB

 
Some Additional Reports – Post-NCLB

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
How Can Teachers and Government Build a Relationship to Achieve World-Class Standards? by Sir Michael Barber

 
 
2. Leadership
Introduction

 
History of Leadership Theories

 
Summary

 
A Transformation of Education Leadership

 
Training Programs for School Leaders

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
 
3. Innovation
Introduction

 
The Innovation Process

 
An Education Innovation Process Framework

 
Summary

 
Some Innovations Currently Being Used in Education

 
Summary

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
 
4. Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Compliance

 
Leadership

 
Innovation

 
Discussion Activity Questions

 
Final Words, by Gina Burkhardt

 
 
Appendix A: Biographies of Contributors
 
Appendix B: List of Interviewees
 
References
 
Index

"Paul Kimmelman's book is full of interesting thoughts on how to generate successful educational innovations in a policy environment that demands accountability. His blend of on-the-ground experience as a teacher and school administrator, coupled with his understanding of change practices in business, has led to many fresh insights."

Robert C. Granger, President
William T. Grant Foundation

"Finally we have a book that encourages educators to take charge of the situation and shape the future of public education. This book provides a rare and insightful analysis of the ideas and concerns of national leaders who have shaped legislation. Kimmelman’s work encourages individuals to embrace a new form of leadership and redesign schools that reflect the economic and social realities of the present and future. America was established under the precepts of innovation, and Kimmelman challenges our schools to embrace change."

Kenneth Arndt, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL
Key features
  • Based on a unique conceptual framework designed around the intersection of federal policy compliance, leadership, and innovation
  • Provides a rare glimpse into the thought processes of federal legislators responsible for the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
  • Includes contemporary thinking about how leaders can work to ensure alignment with followers
  • Focuses on the critical role of innovation in creating successful reform efforts

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Foreword by M. Rene Islas

Preface


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