chapter  6
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The Work of the Principal in Implementing and Monitoring School Improvement

Implementing School Improvement Implementing the school improvement plan takes a commitment to work-

ing with teachers-it is that simple but complex in that there are many interrelated processes involved with implementation of school improvement. According to Van Heusden Hale (2000),

ness of the school reform approach, the motivation of the individuals involved, and the accuracy of the needs your team has identified. In fact, implementation is a continuous cycle of planning, taking action, evaluating, and adjusting course, if necessary, that permeates any successful reform effort and guides future actions. (p. 50)

Implementation begins by keeping an eye on the desired end state and by asking questions such as

• What gaps have been identified? • What strategies need to be implemented to remediate the gaps? • How do people ready to make changes?