Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools

By Tony Wagner, Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Richard W. Lemons, Jude Garnier, Deborah Helsing, Annie Howell, Harriette Thurber Rasmussen

The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

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“The ideas are powerful, deep, comprehensive and grounded with tools to turn them into transformative action.” – Michael Fullan, Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and author, Leading in a Culture of Change

Change Leadership uses believable examples and provides common sense analysis of the challenges facing today’s educators. It is a well-written, straightforward guide with clear explanations and practical solutions.” – Thomas W. Payzant, Superintedent, Boston Public Schools

“Caught between the imperative of preparing students for the next half-century and the political mandate for short-term performance improvement on standardized tests, many educators are dropping by the wayside but a few are stepping forward with new leadership skills and vision… [The authors] have created an invaluable guidebook for those with the courage to have conviction without answers and the openness to learn together.” – Peter M. Senge, author, The Fifth Discipline

“There seem to be more books on school reform than there are schools in the United States. This one stands out. The volume, which grows out of a five-year study of school reform across the country, uniquely integrates both the organizational and human elements required for success.” – Arthur Levine, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

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