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by Douglas B. Reeves
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This ASCD Study Guide is designed to enhance your understanding and application of the information contained in Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Built Commitment, and Get Results, an ASCD book written by Douglas B. Reeves and published in April 2009.
You can use the study guide before or after you have read the book, or as you finish each chapter. The study questions provided are not meant to cover all aspects of the book, but, rather, to address specific ideas that might warrant further reflection.
Most of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can think about on your own, but you might consider pairing with a colleague or forming a study group with others who have read (or are reading) Leading Change in Your School.
To encourage interaction with readers and to connect readers around the world, we encourage a continuing dialogue on the noncommercial Web site www.ChangeLeaders.info. Share your success stories, challenges, and questions with the global community of educational leaders who are discovering new ways of creating change in complex systems. As you consider the questions in this study guide, take a few moments to think about your personal response and then share your reactions with your colleagues. Challenges and contrary ideas will enliven the discussion and help you and your colleagues to clarify your understanding. A great book study is one in which the readers not only consider the ideas of an author but also amplify them through discussion, analysis, and criticism.
You can't change organizations unless you can change people. This chapter helps you understand your personal capacity for change. You can use the forms in Chapter 2 or you can download a free copy of the Change Readiness Assessment at www.ChangeLeaders.info.
This assessment is complex and multifaceted and therefore must almost always be completed by a group.
Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Built Commitment, and Get Results was written by Douglas B. Reeves. This 179-page, 6" x 9" book (Stock #109019; ISBN-13: 978-1-4166-0808-0) is available from ASCD for $20.95 (ASCD member) or $26.95 (nonmember). Copyright © 2009 by ASCD. To order a copy, call ASCD at 1-800-933-2723 (in Virginia 1-703-578-9600) and press 2 for the Service Center. Or buy the book from ASCD's Online Store.
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