Turning Around Failing Schools
Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences
- Joseph Murphy - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
- Coby V. Meyers - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
School Change, Reform, & Restructuring | Standards & Accountability | Teaching in Inner Cities
Murphy and Meyers have integrated the literature and research on the concept of turnarounds in businesses, non-profits, and schools for an insightful and detailed look at what schools can learn from other organizations in trouble of failing. By pulling out the leadership strategies and lessons learned, the authors illustrate how schools can use a new framework to craft successful reform initiatives.
"Written for educators but drawing on evidence from many sectors, this book provides critical understandings on the causes of organizational decline, a comprehensive conception of the turnaround process, and powerful insights for transforming failing schools into the kind we all want for our children."
"Murphy and Meyers do a first-rate job of mapping the territory of school turnarounds and identifying the options for educators to consider and researchers to investigate."
“Chapters cover the basics of educational reforms as they apply in real-world situations, making this an invaluable pick for any administrator or policy maker interested in reform processes.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Part I: An Introduction & Chapter 1: A Framework for Understanding Turnaround