Academic journal article Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares about Education

Academic journal article Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares about Education

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SCHOOLS THAT LEARN: A FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK FOR EDUCATORS, PARENTS, AND EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT EDUCATION Peter Senge (Editor), Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, and Art Meiner, (2000) New York, New York: Doubleday - A Division of Random House

Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education is a "how to" book for the practitioner. The practitioners are identified as educators, parents, or professionals with an interest in improving America's educational system.

The foundation for this fieldbook is an earlier publication, The Fifth Discipline: TheArt & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge, which identified five key disciplines of organizational learning and these include personal mastery, shared vision, mental models, team learning and systems thinking.

The author suggests that any school system that is researching organizational change will find this book helpful. The organization of the book's content will encourages the reader to customize the contents in a way that is unique to a given school setting. …

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