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Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change

Second Edition


March 2008 | 272 pages | Corwin

"The principles and ideas presented are not just for school improvement. Many of the materials can be used for an entire gamut of situations. There is something for everyone."
—Lyndon Oswald, Principal
Sandcreek Middle School, Idaho Falls, ID

"The book deals with a time-sensitive and time-intensive topic, and its worth will be known only when it is purchased and used by serious educational entities."
—Lori Grossman, Instructional Coordinator for Professional Development Services
Houston Independent School District, TX

Facilitate change in schools with this innovative shared leadership approach!

In today's world of increased accountability, the need for effective and dramatic school change is stronger than ever. Continuous school improvement requires a collaborative team approach—one where educators focus on student learning and achievement, promote shared decision making, and communicate visible achievements to students, teachers, and parents.

This updated edition of Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change shows education leaders how they can become powerful agents of school reform. Advocating a transformational vision of leadership and learning, the author outlines 12 essential roles on the leadership team and provides practical tools for individuals in each role to use in facilitating the change process. This easy-to-use, research-based volume guides principals, superintendents, staff developers, and other leaders through the four main functions of effective facilitators:

  • Leading the collaboration and change process
  • Providing skills training
  • Acting as a resource consultant
  • Motivating and energizing the group

By following the clear, step-by-step directions in this book, educators at all levels will learn to facilitate and embrace change, leading to higher student engagement and achievement!


 
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction to the New Edition
 
Introduction
 
Part 1. Process Leader
 
1. The Architect Sees the Big Picture
 
2. The Carpenter Builds Consensus
 
3. The Contractor Steers the Process
 
Part 2. Skills Trainer
 
4. The Coach Devises Strategies
 
5. The Quarterback Leads the Team
 
6. The Sportscaster Announces the Game
 
Part 3. Resource Consultant
 
7. The Producer Organizes the Project
 
8. The Director Overcomes Obstacles
 
9. The Promoter Advertises Successes
 
Part 4. Group Energizer
 
10. The Conductor Stayes True to the Score
 
11. The Concertmaster Harmonizes the Environment
 
12. The Critic Celebrates the Performance
 
Epilogue
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Index

"Shows leaders of the educational change process how to develop the flexibility, openness, and trust needed to make change as painless and effective as possible. By acquiring the skills of the facilitator, leaders of the change process will know how to navigate uncharted pathways, develop the required skills of their fellow participants, communicate openly and honestly, seek consensus, make intelligent decisions, and solve problems amidst the dynamics of the change process itself and among the many different constituencies that are part of the process."

From the Foreword by Arthur L. Costa

"The book deals with an time-sensitive and time-intensive topic, and its worth will only be known when it is purchased and used by serious educational entities."

Lori Grossman, Instructional Coordinator for Professional Development Services
Houston Independent School District, TX

"The principles and ideas presented are not just for school improvement. Many of the materials can be used for an entire gamut of situations. There is something for everyone."

Lyndon Oswald, Principal
Sandcreek Middle School, Idaho Falls, ID

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