Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169) and index.
Introduction -- pt. I. Teacher motivation and probation. The pressure of sanctions -- The meaningfulness of accountability -- Motivation and commitment / with Masako Nishio -- pt. II. Probation and organizational development. Schools moving toward improvement / with Kim Curtis and Lea Plut-Pregelj -- Schools stuck in low performance / with Kim Curtis -- Other schools -- pt. III. Probation in classrooms. Instructional change / with Daria Buese -- Conclusion : the potential and limits of sanctions.
This book analyzes what happens when schools are put on probation for failing to meet their accountability improvement targets.