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Table of Contents

Foreword xi Deborah Meier Acknowledgments xv The Author xvii Introduction xix 1. Thinking Otherwise 1 2. Culture in Question 7 3. A Community of Learners 21 4. Information Rich and Experience Poor 31 5. Exploration 41 6. Craft Knowledge 53 7. Reflection 65 8. Teacher Leadership 75 9. Impediments and Opportunities 87 10. Teachers and Principals 105 11. On Becoming a Principal 119 12. Conditions for Learning 143 13. Some Questions 167 14. Risk 183 15. Coming to a Vision 193 Epilogue 209 Appendix A: A Letter to Parents 215 Appendix B: Some Thoughts on "Conditions for Learning" 221 Notes 233 Index 239

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Roland S. Barth is one of the country?s most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book Improving Schools from Within (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and member of the faculty of Harvard University, where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.

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