Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems.pdf

Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems.pdf


This book provides school leaders and policy makers with a clear picture on the how and what of capacity building, looking at the concepts of 'right' and 'wrong' policy drivers to identify the policies/ strategies that have low yield and which ones have high yield in order to get maximum results for student learning and achievement. Content includes: Chapter 1 The Right Drivers Chapter 2 Core Components of capacity building Chapter 3 The School and District in Action Chapter 4 The State in Action Chapter 5 Systemness: A Role for Everyone

Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp (with Katelyn Donnelly), Leadership: Key Competencies (with Lyle Kirtman), and Freedom to Change. To learn more, visit his website at Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit for more information. Joanne Quinn is the Director of Whole System Change and Capacity Building at Michael Fullan Enterprises, where she leads the design of strategic whole system capacity building at the global, national and district levels. As well she serves as the Director of Global Capacity Building for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: A Global Partnership focused on transforming learning. Previously she provided leadership at all levels of education as a Superintendent, Implementation Advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Education, Director of Continuing Education at the University of Toronto, and as Special Advisor on International Projects. She consults internationally on whole system change, capacity building, leadership and professional learning and is sought by professional organizations and institutions as a consultant, advisor and speaker. These diverse leadership roles and her passion to improve learning for all give her a unique perspective on influencing positive change.

Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Chapter 1. Coherence Making What Coherence Is and Is Not The Wrong and Right Drivers in Action The Coherence Framework Get the Right Mind-Set for Action Chapter 2. Focusing Direction Purpose Driven Goals That Impact What Matters Most Clarity of Strategy Change Leadership Focused Direction in Action Final Thoughts Chapter 3. Cultivating Collaborative Cultures Culture of Growth Learning Leadership aka Lead Learners Capacity Building Collaborative Work Collaborative Work in Action Final Thoughts Chapter 4. Deepening Learning Develop Clarity of Learning Goals Build Precision in Pedagogy Shift Practices Through Capacity Building Moving Whole Systems Toward Deeper Learning Final Thoughts Chapter 5. Securing Accountability Internal Accountability External Accountability Final Thoughts Chapter 6. Leading for Coherence Master the Framework Develop Leaders at All Levels Final Thoughts References and Further Readings Index


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