Developing Knowledge Workers in Underperforming Schools
Creating substantive change in underperforming American schools is an ominous task. This paper discusses the systems and attitudes necessary to improve the academic performance of students attending these schools.
||Underperforming Schools, Organization Change and Development, Creating Knowledge Workers, Systems Thinking, Professional Development and Growth for Educators
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 9, pp.41-52.
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Dr. Denise Hexom has been a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent working primarily in high poverty, high minority school districts. She is currently assistant professor, specialized programs at National University. Her research has focused on underperforming, inner city schools and the relationship between mentoring and the transfer of knowledge from effective schools to those which are struggling. She has written and opened four charter schools.
Dr. Plummer served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Santa Clara County Office of Education responsible for support to diverse, urban, underperforming schools, taught graduate courses for administrators as an Adjunct Instructor and was the Executive Director for a Principal Training Center where she mentored and coached school teams and principals.
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