The sixth C-B dynamic: consolidating success

Crowther, Frank and Morgan, Allan (2011) The sixth C-B dynamic: consolidating success. In: From school improvement to sustained capacity: the parallel leadership pathway. Corwin (Sage), Thousand Oaks, California, United States, pp. 137-158. ISBN 978-1-4129-8694-6

Abstract

The past decade has seen the emergence of a range of exciting models for school improvement. But many teachers and principals remain unconvinced of their worth, questioning whether they can be sustained in the face of challenges such as constant staff turnover, inconsistent supervisor expectations, and seemingly cataclysmic systemic priorities. Added to that is the 'new broom principal' mind-set- 'I'm the new broom, sent here to sweep the place clean. I'll let you know when I have decided what is best for you and how to proceed from there.' Thus, we take the clear position that whatever successes are achieved must be sustained if they are to have significant educational value. But how, one might ask, are the processes that result in enhanced school outcomes most successfully consolidated in a school's structure and culture? As a first step in answering this critically important question, we look inside the workings of a school where hard-earned successes were indeed embedded for the benefit of future generations of students and teachers.


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Additional Information: Chapter 7. Permanent restricted access due to publisher copyright policy. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 371.207 Cro. If you would like to contact one of the authors of this chapter to obtain further information please contact me on Lindy-Anne.Abawi@usq.edu.au
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 07:24
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: parent participation; school community; Australia; IDEAS project; strategic planning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
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