The first C-B dynamic: committing to revitalization

Crowther, Frank and Lewis, Marian (2011) The first C-B dynamic: committing to revitalization. In: From school improvement to sustained capacity: the parallel leadership pathway. Corwin (Sage), Thousand Oaks, California, United States, pp. 23-43. ISBN 978-1-4129-8694-6


We believe there is indeed a common starting point in successful school capacity building. We say this because, regardless of circumstances, the processes of enhancing and sustaining school success meet six common criteria, the first of which is the same 'elementary truth' that mountaineer W. H. Murray described as essential to embarking successfully on any serious 'act of initiative'-that is, a firm decision to commit. But knowledge of how to start a process of school revitalization is vague in the minds of many school leaders. We begin our exploration of the committing to revitalization dynamic with a snapshot description of a school that captured the essence of this C-B dynamic and proceeded to achieve and sustain enhanced school capacity.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 02:28
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 05:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: committing to school revitalisation; hope and committment; good work and committment; leadership
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13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
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