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Implementing NCLB
Creating a Knowledge Framework to Support School Improvement


March 2006 | 208 pages | Corwin
 

"Implementing NCLB is an important guide to thinking about how to create the infrastructure to support sustained school improvement. Kimmelman's extensive experience as an educator coupled with his understanding of policymaking and research allow him to transcend the silos that too often constrain thinking about these issues."
-Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-Director, Education Sector, Senior Fellow Progressive Policy Institute
Member, Virginia Board of Education

"This inspirational book provides a convincing and compelling call to action. Kimmelman provides plenty of practical examples and moves easily between specific applications and the big picture."
-Michael Fullan, Professor
OISE, University of Toronto

"I believe this book should be read by every administrator and teacher leader. It provides a framework for schools to address the need for continuous school improvement in order to meet the expectations of NCLB."
-Theron J. Schutte, Superintendent , Boone Community School District, IA

How can NCLB directives be successfully applied to school improvement efforts?

Meeting the requirements of NCLB is a monumental task. In a concise, straightforward manner, author Paul L. Kimmelman shows readers how to overcome this challenge by building organizational capacity through a knowledge model. This model provides a simple but effective framework for evidence-based continuous improvement that complies with the fundamental underpinnings of NCLB.

Key features include:

  • A context-setting overview of the politics and education initiatives that led to NCLB
  • An analysis of what educational leadership means in an age of accountability
  • Lessons in leadership from educators, scientists, explorers, and entrepreneurs
  • Practical examples, reflective questions, and action ideas to help link concepts to specific applications
  • Recommended resources, publications, and products to help build organizational capacity

Intended for educators and administrators who have an active role in leading their school or district improvement activities, this book will also be an essential resource for focusing the efforts of school improvement and learning teams.


 
Foreword by Denis Doyle
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
1. What Education Events Led to NCLB
 
2. Using Knowledge to Build Organizational Capacity
 
3. Knowledge Acquisition
 
4. Knowledge Management
 
5. Knowledge Implementation
 
6. Stories of Courageous Leadership
 
7. Final Words
 
Resource A: Tibbott Case Study
 
Resource B: High School Reform
 
References
 
Index

"I believe this book should be read by every administrator and teacher leader. It provides a framework for schools to address the need for continuous school improvement in order to meet the expectations of NCLB."

Theron J. Schutte, Superintendent
Boone Community School District, IA

"This inspirational book provides a convincing and compelling call to action. Kimmelman provides plenty of practical examples and moves easily between specific applications and the big picture."

Michael Fullan, Professor
OISE, University of Toronto

“This is a must-read book for anyone who cares about NCLB. By owning up to the difficulty of implementation—and proffering real ideas for meeting NCLB’s challenges—it provides the armature for essential reform and improvement efforts.”

From the Foreword by Denis P. Doyle

" . . . an important guide to thinking about how to create the infrastructure to support sustained school improvement. Kimmelman's extensive experience as an educator coupled with his understanding of policymaking and research allow him to transcend the silos that too often constrain thinking about these issues."

Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-Director Education Sector, Senior Fellow Progressive Policy Institute
Member, Virginia Board of Education

"Kimmelman takes a positive view on NCLB, and his writing assumes a 'make no excuses' tone. He believes educators should stop expending time and effort debating NCLB and concentrate their efforts on raising student achievement levels."

The School Administrator, December 2006
American Association of School Administrators
Key features
  • Concise and focused guide to NCLB
  • Explores the policies and politics that led to NCLB--and which are essential to understand in order to successfully implment NCLB
  • Includes lessons in leadership from educators, scientists, explorers, and entrepeneurs who have triumphed over obstacles as great as NCLB
  • Practical examples that move between the "big picture" and specific school applications
  • Each chapter includes reflective questions and action ideas, making it perfect for school teams

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1


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