A Humanistic Approach to Scaling Up by Dr. Diane Friedlaender
December 19, 2019
SCOPE – Stanford University’s Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
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The research report on our work with the California Department of Education has just been published by Dr. Diane Friedlaender of SCOPE (Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education) at Stanford University. This report considers why we talk about growing rather than scaling.
Dr. Friedlaender concludes that “By taking a humanistic approach to the transformation process, the EXLD (The California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division) made great progress scaling up the influence of the coaching beyond the core leadership team. Through inclusive processes to share their learning and continued focus on individuals as whole human beings, the majority of staff eagerly embraced the personal mastery practices and orientation. From there, the seeds were planted for deeper, cultural transformation and changed practices that strengthened relationships and built a sense of shared vision and mutual responsibility to support grantees in delivering high-quality programs for children.”