Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 172 pages
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Knowledge of the processes of educational change is said to be the missing ingredient in attempts to bring about educational innovation and reform. Whether these efforts involve grass roots innovation or large-scale societal reform, failure to understand and act on existing knowledge of the change process has accounted for the widespread lack of success in making educational improvements. This volume analyzes what is known about successful or productive change processes, and identifies corresponding action strategies at the individual, school, local and state levels. Included in this book is a major treatment of the topic of the 'ethics of planned change', a neglected topic in recent literature, especially since strategies for intervening in the change process are receiving more attention. This book is intended to be used by teachers in training and in service, teacher trainers, educational researchers, education historians and administrators.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Problem and the Potential of Educational Change
1
Chapter 2 Moral Purpose and Change Agentry
8
Chapter 3 The Complexity of the Change Process
19
Chapter 4 The School as a Learning Organization
42
Chapter 5 The Learning Organization and its Environment
84
Societys Missed Opportunity
104
Chapter 7 The Individual and the Learning Society
135
References
148
Index
157
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Consulting DescriptionConsulting Description: Leadership Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers "Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, " and "The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. "His latest books are" Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp "(with Katelyn Donnelly), "Leadership: Key Competencies "(with Lyle Kirtman), and "Freedom to Change." To learn more, visit his website at www.michaelfullan.ca.Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http: //www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.Photo: Social Imagery

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