The Systems Thinking School: Redesigning Schools from the Inside-Out (Leading Systemic School Improvement) (Hardcover)

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This book examines the school as an operational organization through the lens of systems thinking. In this way it serves as an invitation to look again at schools and how they operate as learning systems. It begins by showing exactly why our inherited, industrial school model, can never be made to work effectively no matter how hard school leaders try or how well schools are judged. This book uses systems thinking to explain and describe the management unlearning and new learning needed to create deep and fundamental changes to the way schools operate as complete learning entities. It explains why the reinstatement of the personal tutor in a vertical system is essential to the creation of a learning organization within a complete home/school operational learning process; one capable of building a values driven and more purposeful school culture within a more relevant and coherent society.

About the Author


Peter A Barnard has been involved in education for over 40 years as a successful high school principal, trainer and writer. He is a passionate advocate of vertical tutoring as the managerial means of both understanding and meeting the many challenges that schools face internationally.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781475805819
ISBN-10: 1475805810
Publisher: R & L Education
Publication Date: September 26th, 2013
Pages: 196
Language: English
Series: Leading Systemic School Improvement