The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

Author(s): Robert J. Garmston


Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, the strategies, the problem locater, the expanded material on facilitation, and expanded self teaching tools.


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"Anyone who is building a team, trying to sustain a collaborative group, facilitating a meeting, or participating on a committee will appreciate this set of 'directions,' the practical how-to's of collaborative leadership... It is not a book to peruse and place on the shelf; it is a desktop reference to support change and positive visions of collaborative cultures." --Michael Dolcemascolo, assistant director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, NY, and training associate for the Center for Cognitive Coaching, and the Center for Adaptive Schools

Robert J. Garmston is professor emeritus, School of Education, California State University, Sacramento and director of Facilitation Associates. Bruce M. Wellman is co-director of Miravia LLC.

General Fields

  • : 9781442223998
  • : Rowman & Littlefield
  • : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • : June 2013
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert J. Garmston
  • : Hardback
  • : 2nd Edition, Revised Printing
  • : 371.395
  • : 354
  • : 20 black & white illustrations, 26 tables