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Are Schools Really Like This?: Factors Affecting Teacher by J. Gary Lilyquist

By J. Gary Lilyquist

J. Gary Lilyquist synthesizes such cutting edge options as, structures pondering, psychological types, potent institution study, and Deming's theories of administration to suggest the recent stability Alignment version, a wide-ranging process for fostering university development. 3 case stories reveal why faculties should not bettering and the way Lilyquist's version can facilitate scholar learning.

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Liberal board and community members wanted children exposed to a wide range of cultures and values in school and believed children were not taught values in the home. Observations suggested that the community was changing, despite resistance. In a restaurant, a group of older community members debated whether to sign a petition to block rezoning. " All of the people at the table signed the petition. In another restaurant, a group of women and men complained about construction on the highway connecting the metropolitan area to the town.

According to teachers, support staff, and administrators, the "old guard" eats breakfast and lunch at one of the 38 Are Schools Really Like This? restaurants, at a table with a "reserved" sign. Observation of the conversations among the men at this table suggested that they do control the town. The men discussed town politics, which businesses were doing well, and what should be changed. They never invited anyone else to join them, even when the restaurant was full and their table had an empty seat.

Wouldn't it be a better use of human and capital resources to improve the existing system? By giving 16 Are Schools Really Like This? people the chance to solve problems created by key patterns in the systemic structure, we also give them the opportunity to change their mental models. What can be done? How can we improve the systemic processes that currently prevent schools from meeting or exceeding the public's expectations? We can achieve the necessary changes by combining systems thinking with the application of tools and principles that support continuous improvement.

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