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Book Announced on Using Future Search in School Districts

Members of the Future Search Network have written and edited a book on using future search in school districts.  The following information describes the book and it's publication information.

Future Search in School District Change

Connection, Community, and Results

Edited by
Rita Schweitz and Kim Martens

Leading Systemic School Improvement, No. 3

Here are sixteen compelling case studies that illustrate the power of future search to create lasting, whole system change. Future Search in School District Change chronicles ways in which educational institutions have used broad-based stakeholder involvement to improve education. These experiences, by individual authors, will help those tasked with improving education by offering ideas that have proven successful.

These cases document innovative initiatives in rural, suburban, and urban schools on such key issues including:
· District mergers
· Healing racial divisions
· Curriculum reform
· Developing community partnerships
· Creating district-wide strategic plans

This book also contains important educational themes such as:
· Early childhood education
· Improving the performance of school boards
· Improving student health
· Improving achievement

For superintendents, school board members, district administrators, and anyone else with an interest in high-involvement/high-performing schools and districts.

Rita Schweitz is a senior partner with Changeworks of the Rockies. She is a facilitator and consultant, designing and facilitating processes to help organizations meet their goals. With over 25 years of national and international experience, she specializes in bringing the whole system together to establish collaborations, find common ground and move quickly to action.

Kim Martens is a facilitation and training consultant with over 20 years in the fields of whole system change and community development. She has extensive experience in participatory strategic planning that includes all stakeholders and emphasizes client ownership of the process and results.

April 2005        272 pages        1-57886-165-9        $45.95


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