We need to talk about change: No prescription without diagnosis

By Vic Zbar
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Vic Zbar notes how in the medical world diagnosis leads to prescription and treatment; by contrast, he argues, system leadership in education tends to go straight to prescription, without first diagnosing the problem, contextualised to the individual experience of each school. Unsurprisingly, the generic cure works for some, but not all. Drawing on examples of what works in high-achieving schools, he argues that system leaders need to shift the focus away from providing generic answers for schools to questions they may not have, towards informing the solutions that schools can themselves prescribe for the specific ailments they diagnose. That, he comments, is the difference between building capacity in the school and taking it away.

SKU: OP145
ISBN: 
978-1-921823-85-5
ISSN: 
1838-8566
Date Published: 
2016-05-12 00:00:00