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Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement


reviewed by Lois Favre — 2005

coverTitle: Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Author(s): Allison Zmuda, Robert Kuklis and Everett Kline
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
ISBN: 0871208458, Pages: 195, Year: 2004
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Systems-change thinking has long been the hallmark of change theorists regaling the way to overcome the insurmountable obstacles to creating lasting change in today’s schools so embedded in bureaucracy.  While understanding change theory is tantamount to success in managing reform efforts, understanding that individuals can make a difference is also imperative if we are to survive and continue to do the wonderful work that schools do.  We must continue to search for ways to achieve real reform, despite accountability legislation that seems to continue to tie the hands of educators who want to focus on teaching and learning rather than on testing and more testing – these authors have done just that. In Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Zmuda, Kuklis, and Kline present for the reader, a look at reform efforts from the inside out. They accomplish this through a look at a fictional school grappling with real-life... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. -
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11829, Date Accessed: 11/21/2017 2:53:41 AM

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  • Lois Favre
    Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
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    LOIS R. MORROW-FAVRE, Ed.D., is Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services for the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District and International Consultant for the Center for Teaching and Learning Styles at St. John's University. She is currently working to improve inclusion and instruction through collaborative teaching and differentiated instruction through learner-responsive strategies.
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