TITLE

BECOMING AN AGENT OF STABILITY: KEEPING YOUR SCHOOL IN BALANCE DURING THE PERFECT STORM

AUTHOR(S)
Masci, Frank J.; Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Pajak, Edward F.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
American Secondary Education;Spring2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Over recent decades, education has had to respond to major mandates and policy changes at the local and national levels. These parameters have often left schools adrift among the tumultuous waves of change and reform. Using the perfect storm as an analogy, this article examines how secondary principals can mediate organizational change by serving as agents of both stability and change. Through the development of an empowered subcommittee, principals can provide opportunities for individuals and professional communities to deliberately pause, reflect, and internalize change in a supportive and stable secondary school environment. An illustrative scenario depicts the role of the principal and the subcommittee.
ACCESSION #
32143827

 

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