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Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools


reviewed by Michael Parr — October 04, 2006

coverTitle: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools
Author(s): Tony Wagner, Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Richard W. Lemons, Jude Garnier, Deborah Helsing, Annie Howell, and Harriette Thurber Rasmussen
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787977551 , Pages: 296, Year: 2005
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As a “Practical Guide to Transforming our Schools,” Change Leadership provides the reader with stimulating and relevant exercises both for concept development and practical application for those positioned in leadership roles. Being developed from the practical experiences of leaders, Change Leadership is a result of five years of interdisciplinary team work from the Change Leadership Group (CLG) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The CLG, with the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to develop and disseminate practical knowledge that was to be of immediate use to school leaders working at achieving system-wide improvement. The founders of the Change Leadership Group, the authors of the book Change Leadership, begin with the recognition that our economy has transitioned from one in which most members earned their living with skilled hands, to one in which all employees need to be intellectually skilled as well if they hope... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 04, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12772, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 3:49:55 PM

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  • Michael Parr
    Nipissing University
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    MICHAEL PARR currently teaches in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University and brings with him considerable experience working with students ‘at risk’ as well as those students identified as having specific emotional and behavioural disorders. His wide variety of teaching experiences in both segregated and regular classroom settings, as well as his experiences as an administrator, have been instrumental in serving as a springboard into his research investigating the needs of students ‘at risk’. Other research interests center around teacher education, and educational leadership & change with emphasis placed on practices that foster Inclusive schools.
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