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 9781412986946


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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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 07:24
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Uncontrolled Keywords: parent participation; school community; Australia; IDEAS project; strategic planning
Fields of Research (2008): 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
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39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development

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