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Dream! Create! Sustain! : Mastering the Art and Science of Transforming School Systems - Francis M. Duffy

Dream! Create! Sustain!

Mastering the Art and Science of Transforming School Systems

Hardcover Published: 13th July 2010
ISBN: 9781607098522
Number Of Pages: 320

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"Too many educational organizations---as well as elected officials---view educational reform through the lens of `increase focus, work harder, and reward the best who do so.' This paradigm doesn't work or, at best, doesn't work on the scale that is necessary. We must change from the lens of reform to the lens of transformation. Francis M. Duffy argues for a revolution---a revolution of paradigm shifts to create educational systems for the twenty-first-century global, interdependent environment in which we will either thrive or die. Duffy builds on his prior writings about transformational change and leaders with courage, passion, and vision to create a framework to revolutionize education. The question before us all is `Will we act?'"---Jack Dale, superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

"Francis M. Duffy is one of the nation's leading educators when it comes to the need for transformation in education. His newest book continues the tradition of advocating for reform in a holistic, realistic, and practical way and should be required reading of anyone concerned with the status of K-12 education in the United States today. Of special note is Duffy's focus on long-term change as opposed to simple slogans and easy answers, which we hear from some regarding education. This is a book well worth reading!"---Tom Houlihan, president/CEO, Institute for Breakthrough Performance; former executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers

Dream! Create! Sustain! is written for courageous, passionate, and visionary change leaders working in school systems throughout the world. It provides those change leaders with essential concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics for how to create and sustain whole-system change in their school systems. The information provided by Francis M. Duffy is based on years of research and real-world experience with systemic change, learning organizations, systems thinking, and organization-wide change. This book includes a description of a transformational change methodology and set of tools specifically designed to create and sustain whole-system change.

Too many educational organizations as well as elected officials view educational reform through the lens of: increase focus, work harder, and reward the best who do so. This paradigm doesn't work or, at best, doesn't work on the scale that is necessary. We MUST change from the lens of reform to lens of transformation. Francis M. Duffy agues for a revolution-a revolution of paradigm shifts to create educational systems for the twenty-first-century global, interdependent environment in which we will either thrive or die. Duffy builds on his prior writings of transformational change and about leaders with courage, passion, and vision to create a framework to revolutionize education. The question before us all is 'Will we act?' -- Jack Dale, superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
Francis M. Duffy is one of the nation's leading educators when it comes to the need for transformation in education. His newest book continues the tradition of advocating for reform in a holistic, realistic, and practical way and should be required reading of anyone concerned with the status of K-12 education in the United States today. Of special note is Duffy's focus on long-term change as opposed to simple slogans and easy answers, which we hear from some regarding education. This is a book well worth reading! -- Tom Houlihan, President/CEO, Institute for Breakthrough Performance; former executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Dream! Create! Sustain! Mastering the Art and Science of Transforming School Systems would be an excellent resource for a think tank charged with the design and overhaul of the American educational system. * School Administrator *

Part 1 Prologue to Revolution Part 2 Foundational Knowledge for Transforming School Systems Chapter 3 Honoring the Past While Moving Toward the Future Chapter 4 Strapping Wings on a Caterpillar and Calling It a Butterfly: When Systemic Change Is Not Systemic Chapter 5 Leadership for Transformational Change Chapter 6 Chaos Theory and the Sciences of Complexity Part 7 Mastering Awareness Chapter 8 Paradigms, Mental Models, and Mindsets: Triple Barriers to Transformational Change in School Systems Chapter 9 Scanning the External Environment Part 10 Mastering Deliberate Intention Chapter 11 The Power of Deliberate Intention Chapter 12 Shaping the Future of Your School System Chapter 13 The Learner-Centered Paradigm of Education Part 14 Mastering Methodology Chapter 15 Systemic Transformation in Public School Systems Chapter 16 Learning Management Systems Chapter 17 The SST Protocol Chapter 18 Seven Common Objections to Transformational Change Part 19 The Future of Leadership for Transformational Change Chapter 20 The AECT FutureMinds Initiative Chapter 21 A National Framework of Professional Standards for Change Leadership in Education Part 22 Epilogue

ISBN: 9781607098522
ISBN-10: 1607098520
Series: Leading Systemic School Improvement
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64