Improvement Science in Education and Beyond Series
Teaching Improvement Science in Educational Leadership
A Pedagogical Guide
Published: January 2021
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Published: January 2021
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Teaching Improvement Science in Educational Leadership: A Pedagogical Guide presents the reader with a range of pedagogies from a variety of viewpoints and approaches. The book provides a holistic picture for how one might develop stakeholder competency and capacity with improvement science as a signature problem-solving methodology for educational leaders. And while there are books that provide foundational knowledge on the field of improvement science (including the list of titles from Myers Education Press), this book differs in that it presents varying approaches for teaching others about improvement science. For those who want to develop the methodology but who need resources, the book provides the illustrations, examples, and other concrete applications so that those involved in teaching the subject matter can connect foundational knowledge of improvement to the applied context. This book serves as the guide for education leaders who wish to have the know-how for developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions relative to the field of improvement science—the education leader’s signature problem-solving methodology.

Table of Contents:



The Need for Curating a Repertoire of Improvement Science Pedagogies 
Dean T. Spaulding, Brandi Nicole Hinnant-Crawford, & Robert Crow

Chapter 1
A Pedagogy for Introducing the Improvement Science Method: The Personal Improvement Project
Robert Crow

Chapter 2
Who Is Involved? Who Is Impacted? Teaching Improvement Science for Educational Justice
Brandi Nicole Hinnant-Crawford, Ricardo Nazario y Colón, & Tacquice Wiggan Davis

Chapter 3
Finding Problems, Asking Questions, and Implementing Solutions: Improvement Science and the EdD
Jill Alexa Perry & Debby Zambo

Chapter 4
Teaching the Design of Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles Using Improvement Cases
Chad R. Lochmiller

Chapter 5
Embedding Improvement Science in One Principal Licensure Course: Principal Leadership for Equity and Inclusion
Susan P. Carlile & Deborah S. Peterson

Chapter 6
Embedding Improvement Science in Principal Leadership Licensure Courses: Program Designs
Deborah S. Peterson, Susan P. Carlile, Maria Eugenia Olivar, & Cassandra Thonstad

Chapter 7
The Essential Role of Context in Learning to Launch an Improvement Network
Emma Parkerson, Kelly McMahon, & Barbara Shreve

Chapter 8
From Learning to Leading: Teaching Leaders to Apply Improvement Science Through a School–University Partnership
Segun C. Eubanks, Margaret McLaughlin, Jean L. Snell, & Charoscar Coleman

Chapter 9
Empowering Incremental Change Within a Complex System: How to Support Educators to Integrate Improvement Science Principles Across Organizational Levels
Jacqueline Hawkins & Monica Martens

Chapter 10
Aligning Values, Goals, and Processes to Achieve Results
Ryan Carpenter & Kathleen Oropallo

Chapter 11
Toward a Scholarship of Teaching Improvement: Five Considerations to Advance Pedagogy
LaRena Heath, Barbara Shreve, Louis M. Gomez, & Paul G. LeMahieu

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NOTE: Table of contents subject to change up until publication date.