How to Change 5000 Schools: A Practical and Positive Approach for Leading Change at Every Level


reviewed by Laura Reimer - August 10, 2009

coverTitle: How to Change 5000 Schools: A Practical and Positive Approach for Leading Change at Every Level
Author(s): Ben Levin
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 1934742082, Pages: 250, Year: 2008
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Messages are most significant when they leverage actual change. One of the consistent messages from prolific Canadian Ben Levin is that the delivery of education can always be improved through the consistent and uncompromised application of research to practice. In How to Change 5000 Schools: A Practical and Positive Approach for Leading Change at Every Level, Levin provides a window into the reform and rebuilding processes taking place within a large Canadian provincial public education system. For those interested in how politicians and administrators work together within the confines of political agendas to lead educational change the book offers an enjoyable read, though it lacks the practical approach heralded by the title. The book contains examples of both right and wrong priorities pursued by some school systems to tackle their particular challenges, and there are examples of the many distractions to effective reform. Each chapter offers opportunities for empirical research... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 10, 2009
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