Dylan Wiliam, Education Consultant and Author of Embedded Formative Assessment and Inside the Black Box
In this deeply practical and grounded book, DuFour and Fullan make whole-system reform seem possible. They describe how to make the systemic become the local in every school so system goals become people goals. This book is a must-read.
Helen Timperley, Professor of Education, The University of Auckland
"DuFour and Fullan make a bold call to every member of the school community to align their behavior with the business of educating children. Random acts of proficiency will not transform education. It is unacceptable to leave implementation to chance.
- --Anthony Muhammad, PLC Associate and Author of Transforming School Culture and The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach
About the Author
Rick is the author of more than twenty books and videos and has written numerous professional articles. He is a leading authority on Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM and consults with school districts, state departments, and professional organizations throughout the world on strategies for improving schools. His latest books include Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement (with Robert Marzano) and The School Leader s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM with Rebecca DuFour
Michael Fullan, PhD, is former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and served for nine years as special advisor to Dalton McGunity, the Premier of Ontario. Recognized as an international authority on educational reform, Michael is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluating change projects around the world. His ideas for managing change are used in many countries, and his books have been published in many languages.
Michael led the evaluation team that conducted the assessment of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy in England from 1998 to 2003. In December 2012, Michael received the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community, and service to the nation. He has received four honorary doctorates.
Michael bases his work on the moral purpose of education as it is applied in schools and school systems to bring about major improvements. He has written several best sellers that have been translated into many languages. His latest books include Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge; Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves); and Motion Leadership in Action.
To learn more about Richard DuFour's work, please visit allthingsplc.info.
To learn more about Michael Fullan's work, please visit michaelfullan.ca.
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