Dealing with systemic change in public education: Processes & structures that sustain collaborative cultures [Video]

Dr. W. Patrick Dolan reviews the system changes in public education stemming from the previous decade of education-related legislation. These videos were presentation during the MEP Conference 2012: Leading Change: Improving student achievement through labor-management collaboration.

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Part 1: Changing Structures of Public Education [22 mins.]

Regarding the federal government’s increasing impact on the structure of public education in the wake of “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top” legislation.

Part 2: Establishing Structures & Processes to Build a Collaborative Culture [12 mins.]

Regarding establishment of structures that enable and sustain collaborative cultures (independent of who may be in union, administration or school board leadership roles) to empower educators to achieve the student achievement goals set by these programs.

Commentary: Jo Anderson, Jr. – Senior Advisor to Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Dept. of Education [13 mins.]


Dr. Dolan has been a consultant to labor and management for the past 35 years, and he authored Restructuring Our Schools: A Primer on Systemic Change (1994). Working always as a neutral “third party,” Dolan seeks to open, clarify, and improve the parties’ relationship as a means of improving the work of the organization.

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