With practical insights, powerful observations, and critical analysis, this collection makes the widely discussed topic of school change accessible to all readers. Editor Michael Fullan, author of The New Meaning of Educational Change, brings together articles and essays that explore the theories, leadership, and implementation strategies behind the never-ending journey of educational reform.
Contributors address the problems that have led to the school change movement and offer solutions and proposals for reform. The articles provide not only practical implementation examples involving schools and communities, but also a look at the essential role hope and emotion play in the change process. Each essay provides fresh insights, such as the importance of establishing collaborative work cultures and the need for professional learning communities, that, when taken as a whole, introduce a new mindset for understanding change.
The Challenge of School Change: A Collection of Articles sheds new light on educational reform and offers important ideas about how change happens and how it is sustained. Fullan's collection confronts a complex issue with clarity and thoughtfulness and reminds teachers, administrators, principals, and parents that if they are up to the challenge, successful change efforts are possible in any school environment.
"It is important that we have books that contain a blend of provocative ideas and practical strategies. This is an excellent example of such a resource. I would use this book in my course on organizational change and in my work with promoting equity and diversity in leading change in schools. " -- Suzanne L. Gilmour, Executive Director
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsPart I. Change Forces 1. Introduction - Michael Fullan2. 8 Forces for Leaders of Change - Michael Fullan, Claudia Cuttress, Ann Kilcher3. The Road to School Improvement - Richard F. Elmore, Elizabeth A. City4. The Fo
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th June 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised