Leading from the Middle

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Should schools lead change from the bottom up? Or should governments lead change from the top down? Or could there be a third way?

Leading from the middle, an idea advocated by Andrew Hargreaves, Ph.D., builds the professional capital among teachers and leaders that drives, in turn, to increased achievement and engagement among students. Leading from the middle addresses what school leaders and system leaders can do to ensure every child gets great teaching every year.

Andrew Hargreaves, Ph.D., Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, shares his research on special educational reform in Ontario, on developing networks among rural schools in the Pacific Northwest, and on unusually high performance in different sectors to illustrate how schools and school districts can and should work together to initiate, implement, and diffuse large-scale change that benefits many students.

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