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Coaching Whole School Change: Lessons in Practice for a Small High School


reviewed by Nicholas Meier May 21, 2009

coverTitle: Coaching Whole School Change: Lessons in Practice for a Small High School
Author(s): David Allen with Suzanne W. Ort, Alexis Constantini, Jennie Reist, and Joseph Schmidt
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807749028, Pages: 158, Year: 2008
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David Allen’s book is predicated on the theory that the sum is greater than its parts. The title, Coaching Whole School Change, lets the reader know that in regards to education, this means school-wide improvement. “A good school is one where good schooling is going on everywhere all day,” says the book’s protagonist, school coach Suzy Ort. In the style of a qualitative collaborative action case study, Allen tells the story of Ort’s work over a three-year period at Park High School, a small public high school in New York City, serving mostly low-income minority students. This approach made the book enjoyable to read, and the conclusions believable. We hear the stories, the trials and tribulations as well as the successes (though focused on the latter). Anyone who has spent time in schools will recognize the struggles Suzy goes through: teachers who are suspicious of an outsider trying to make... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 21, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15631, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:25:15 AM

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  • Nicholas Meier
    California State University Monterey Bay
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    NICHOLAS MEIER is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University Monterey Bay. His research focuses on areas of multicultural progressive education. He is currently involved in a study on preparing teacher candidates to work with second language learners.
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