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System thinkers in Action: Table of Contents Foreword Michael Fullan Introduction Blane Després Chapter 1 Francis M. Duffy Open Systems Theory and System Dynamics: The Twin Pillars of Transformational Change in School Districts Chapter 2 Charles M. Reigeluth Chaos Theory and the Sciences of Complexity: Foundations for Transforming Education Chapter 3 Bill Thornton and George Perreault Using Systems Thinking to Improve 21st Century Schools Chapter 4 Howard S. Adelman and Linda Taylor School Improvement: A Systemic View of What's Missing and What to Do About It Chapter 5 Thomas L. Alsbury The Crucible of Reform: The Search for Systemic Leadership Chapter 6 David F. Bower Leadership and the Self-Organizing School Chapter 7 Sarah Smitherman and Angelle Stringer Strange Attractors in School Leadership Chapter 8 Carlos A. Torre and Charlene Voyce Shared Accountability: An Organic Approach Chapter 9 Lees Stuntz, P. Jeffrey Potash, and John F. Heinbokel Exploring the Shape of Change: Utilizing the Power of System Dynamics in K-12 Education Chapter 10 Ray Barnhardt and Anagayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Culture, Chaos and Complexity: Catalysts for Change in Indigenous Education Chapter 11 Brent Davis Expanding the Space of the Possible: Understanding Knowledge, Learning, and Teaching as Nested and Recursively Elaborative Processes Chapter 12 Blane Després Conclusions and Continued Beginnings: Application of the Systemic Factors Inventory Analysis Matrix
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School improvement programs.