Strategic Transformation and Resiliency Theory (START-SC)

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Strategic Transformation and Resiliency Theory (START-SC)

Strategic Transformation and Resiliency Theory for Systemic School Change is the conceptual model underlying the work of Center Street Consulting.  START-SC employs case studies to examine variables affecting educational transformation. Most school change models assume that relationships are the focus of organizational goals, pressures for change are persistent and intense, self-renewal is a key goal of the organization, standards are identifiable, and ecological balance within the organization is desirable. Perspective Transformation (Mezirow, 1991), Action Research (Stringer, 1996), and Resiliency Theory (Benard, 2004; Henderson & Milstein, 2003) are the major frameworks we press into service. These paradigms enable stakeholders to:

  • Apply resiliency theory as a conceptual framework for systemic organizational change.
  • Employ perspective transformation to pinpoint areas in need of change.
  • Engage in action research to address priorities for change.

Focus Questions

Completing the case studies will help stakeholders respond to the following questions:

  1. What must the school organization look like if stakeholders are to interrupt and impede harmful and nonproductive behavior in schools?
  2. In what ways can resiliency theory be applied as a model for transformation in school organizations?

Sources:

Reed, L. C. (2017). The agape alternative. Chicago, IL: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Reed, L. C. (2017). Transforming middle schools: A staff development workshop manual. Chicago, IL: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Reed, L. C. (2017). Transforming school culture: A case study approach. Chicago, IL: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

 

 

 

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