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Santiago Rincon-Gallardo

Santiago Rincon-Gallardo
Michael Fullan Enterprises

Ed.D.

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Introduction
Santiago Rincon-Gallardo is an education consultant and Chief Research Officer at Michael Fullan's consulting team. He conducts research and advises leaders and educators to transform teaching and learning across entire educational systems in North America, Latin America, and Europe. His work explores how effective pedagogies for deep learning can spread at scale. Santiago holds an Ed. M in International Education Policy and Ed. D on Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice from Harvard. He completed postdoctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two sons.

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This paper advances the notion of social movement as a new way to think about and pursue educational change. It articulates a critique to scientific management, the paradigm that has shaped how schools and educational systems have been understood and run for over a century, since the creation of compulsory schooling. Drawing on some examples of rad...
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Purpose (1) Critique conventional schooling as detrimental to student well-being and learning. (2) Articulate an alternative that is more conducive to learning and well-being in classrooms, schools, and educational systems. Design/Approach/Methods I review the historical functions of compulsory schooling, the main critiques to conventional schooli...
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Se describe una estrategia de acompañamiento a diez redes de líderes escolares y su efecto en el desarrollo de capacidades directivas, las prácticas de liderazgo y la cultura de aprendizaje, desde la valoración de sus integrantes. Es un estudio mixto de alcance descriptivo. Los participantes son 139 directivos pertenecientes a diez redes de La Arau...
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Este trabajo retoma la imagen del Tlamatini (maestro, sabio) a la que hiciera alusión el Dr. Latapí hace doce años, para señalar el rol que debía jugar la investigación educativa en México, al tiempo que busca resignificar su rol en estos días. El autor propone que el Tlamatini (la Investigación Educativa) no ha de ser sólo el experto, el que sabe,...
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This paper elaborates three leadership roles to turn school networks into vehicles for powerful learning and democracy These leadership roles were identified through a review of four school networks, three in the Global South and one in the English-speaking world. The networks were selected for the availability of case studies about their developme...
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Una vez establecida la relevancia del liderazgo educativo para transformar la calidad de la educación en cada escuela, la pregunta que sigue refiere a como se cultiva dicho liderazgo ente actores claves como los directivos o los docentes. En efecto, no basta con constatar la existencia o inexistencia del liderazgo ni tampoco basta con hacer una car...
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Based upon an ongoing comparative analysis of more than 200 educational innovations in the Global South, this chapter presents some core distinctions between formal schooling and an emerging alternative model, followed by a detailed comparative analysis of three exemplary cases that have been relatively successful at improving student learning at s...
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This white paper focuses on what deep learning is and why it matters, how far it has developed in schools and classrooms over the past 5 years, and where we expect it to lead. We will find that deep learning is very much at an early phase of development facing certain obstacles embedded in the status quo, but we will also argue that the forces favo...
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This article examines how and under what conditions a new pedagogy can spread at scale using the Learning Community Project (LCP) in Mexico as a case study. Started as a small-scale, grassroots pedagogical change initiative in a handful of public schools, LCP evolved over an 8-year period into a national policy that spread its pedagogy of tutorial...
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This chapter is part of a larger book project titled "Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes" (Adamson, Astrand & Darling Hammond, 2016). The book contrasts 3 pairs of educational systems from geographically and culturally similar countries: US/Canada, Sweden/Finland, Chile/Cuba with remarkably...
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The purpose of this paper is to advance clarity and precision around effective action in networks, understood as collaboration that: first, deepens the learning and engagement of students and adults; second, enhances the professional capital of teachers and leaders; and third, becomes a positive force of whole system improvement. It distills eight...
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This chapter describes the students and teacher activities in a post-primary center in Mexico called Los Talleres. While not a “real” school, this school is presented as a fictional construct that seeks to illustrate the core features of the schools that participated in the Post-primary Project, an educational initiative that operated in over 350 s...
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This paper seeks to clarify and spells out the responsibilities of policy makers to create the conditions for an effective accountability system that produces substantial improvements in student learning, strengthens the teaching profession, and provides transparency of results to the public. The authors point out that U.S. policy makers will need...
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This article discusses two ways to conceptualize large-scale instructional innovation. The first conceptualization frames instructional innovation as a luxury, as something to be pursued in highly developed educational systems. The second conceptualization emerges from the idea that the most radical, effective and necessary instructional innovation...
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This article proposes a solution to the challenge of transforming conventional classrooms into spaces where tutoring for independent learning become regular practice. The author uses as an illustrative case a model of tutorial networks that has expanded to thousands of Mexican public schools. He describes the model and its origins and explains how...
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This article by Santiago Rincón-Gallardo and Richard F. Elmore explores the question of how and under what conditions a countercultural educational practice can be brought to scale as a reform initiative. Highlighting the evolution of the Learning Community Project (LCP) in Mexico, the authors present a practice that runs counter to the traditional...
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This article discusses the topic of teacher motivation in the context of a school improvement project that started in a handful of schools in 2004, expanded gradually to hundreds of schools in the following six years through the development of social networks among teachers, teacher coaches, and educational authorities, and has currently been adopt...
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Este informe pretende dar cuenta de los resultados del proyecto “Valoración de la puesta en marcha de un modelo alternativo para telesecundarias unitarias y bidocentes”, en términos de su adopción por parte de las escuelas y de las condiciones que favorecieron u obstaculizaron su implementación. El documento está organizado en seis apartados. El pr...
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En este artículo se explora el rol que pueden jugar facilitadores externos en la construcción de culturas de colaboración profesional eficaz en redes de escuelas. En particular, se enfatiza su rol como “amigos críticos” para favorecer el cambio cultural que supone la colaboración profesional eficaz. Se presenta un estudio de caso que describe la ex...
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Artículo basado en el análisis de más de 200 programas educativos instalados en escuelas comunitarias en Colombia, México y Bangladesh, a cargo de un equipo internacional de investigadores que desarrollan la teoría “de la base hacia arriba” (grounded theory), aún en ciernes, en este ejercicio de educación comparada. La primera parte presenta alguna...