Publication Date: June 15, 1996
In addition to its outstanding analysis of “total teachers” and school culture, this book provides insightful action guidelines for teachers and for principals that will help school educators take responsibility for reform.
In an effort to develop new mind sets, knowledge-bases, and day-to-day dispositions and actions that should characterize the education profession of the future, this book talks about how teachers can work together for positive change, how they can collaborate with others outside the classroom to improve what goes on within it, and how principals and other leaders can support their teachers to make this happen.
“Offers useful and inspiring advice for principals and teachers considering school reform.”
“What’s worth fighting for, say the authors, is multi-level, authentic empowerment, and they seek to engage administrators as proactive players in attaining this goal.”
“There is no better guide to improving education than What’s Worth Fighting For in Your School? Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves know schools deeply. Their advice for principals and teachers is profound yet wise, practical, inspiring.”
—Susan Moore-Johnson, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“This book is at once provocateur and guide—challenging our thinking about transforming schools into better places, while providing practical guidance about how to do so.... An invaluable tool for provoking discussion about the most important issues faced by educators and their communities.”
—Susan Loucks-Horsley, WestEd