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Realizing positive results from a school improvement is a group effort. Leading that change involves creating a climate enabling others to be involved in the work. The role of the District Superintendents and school Principals is to involve teachers, non instructional staff and parents in the improvement effort. In doing so the old top down "command and control" paradigm does not work any more.
In creating an environment for change school leaders need to:
• Be open to others
• Possess an ability to look at problems in a different way
• Listen to people
• Balance the daily work of educating with working on improvement
• Dialogue with their peers for mutual support
Leading the Change Process
Essential Leadership in the School Change Process, Kathleen Cushman, Horace Vol.13 #4, Mar 1997
"So Now What?" Managing the Change Process, Kathleen Cushman, Horace Vol.9 #3, January 1993
Dynamics of Change Process, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
Complexities of the Change Process, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
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