EDU 688 EDU688 Week 2 DQ 1 Leadership for Change (Ashford)

EDU 688 EDU688 Week 2 DQ 1 Leadership for Change (Ashford)


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Ashford EDU 688 Week 2 Discussion 1 Leadership for Change

Leadership for School Change. In the Overview section of Hurwitz (1996) you are introduced to various school leaders who have developed strategies to create safe schools and functional school cultures. Consider this quote from Hurwitz (1996):

Administrators work with all school personnel to create a climate of school ownership and pride. Students, parents, staff members, and members of cooperating community agencies are made to feel that they are important parts of the school community. This feeling of inclusion is accomplished by their involvement in the development and implementation of the safe-school plan (p.1).

For this discussion, review the strategies in Hurwitz (1996) to determine which ones you would use if you were a leader at a school needing to make changes.

Initial Post – Listen to at least three administrators’ audio tracks from Hurwitz (1996) before you respond to the following questions.

How do leaders manage school change and improvement? What are the goals of school leaders?
What are their action options? 

What are the likely implementation pitfalls? What are some ways to mitigate the pitfalls?

In addition, do one of the following:
Choose the audio track that resonated with you the most and discuss why you chose this track.
Compile the findings of all three administrators to into a single response to all of the questions. Please

include which administrators you listened to and are discussing.

Guided Response - Respond to at least two peers. In your replies, consider asking questions of your peers about their responses to the questions that encourage further conversation. Explore the similarities and/or differences in what they posted. Select those strategies that appeal to you in terms of ensuring safe schools and positive learning environments. Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you (including the instructor) before the last day of the learning week. This will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic. 

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