Practical strategies and tools
ISBN13 : 9781742865492
Author(s) : Pamela Macklin and Vic Zbar; Foreword by Michael Fullan
Publisher : ACER Press, 2021
SKU : A5372BK
'You will find no book that is as thorough and helpful for improving one's school on an ongoing basis.' - Michael Fullan.
Driving School Improvement: Practical strategies and tools is designed to support school leaders in practical, adaptable and context-specific ways to advance their school’s improvement journey.
The focus of the book is implementation. A broad collection of tools, activities and pro formas are provided, which have been used successfully in a range of schools. School leaders can begin at their school’s point of need and select the path that is most valuable to their setting.
Witha Foreword by Michael Fullan, this second edition builds on the success of the original resource and, with extensive feedback from the field, delivers significantly expanded, refined and updated research, case studies and techniques to help schools meet the implementation challenge.
With the help of Driving School Improvement, whole-school improvement can be embedded so that it becomes truly sustainable, resulting in measurable long-term progress in learning outcomes for schools, teachers and students.
The essential difference between the two editions is the focus of the second edition is ways to ensure consistent implementation. The first edition developed the instructional model, and the second emphasises how to ‘make it so’, supporting implementation that occurs consistently across the school and therefore helps to embed the changes that school is seeking to make.
Pamela Macklin has held several senior positions in Australian education. She is an experienced senior executive, coach, teacher, education consultant and writer. Pamela has significant experience in the development and management of major community and education projects. Her interests lie in leadership coaching, the management of organisational change and improvement, educational policy, curriculum assessment and school improvement. Her national and international work has focused on education reform and has included the development of policy and implementation strategies in areas such as ICT in education, literacy, numeracy, studies of Asia and gender equality. Pamela is also an experienced company director and has held several positions on not-for-profit Boards.
VIc Zbar has extensive consultancy and project management experience and is recognised internationally for his writing on education and a range of education reports. Prior to the establishment of Zbar Consulting, Vic was the Assistant Director of Human Resources in the Victorian Department of Education, having earlier been principal adviser to the Chief Executive, giving him an in-depth knowledge of the work of most aspects of the then Office of Schools. He is a widely published author in both education and management.