Fullan's first book on this subject was an instant and best-selling success. Now in Change Forces - The Sequel he extends and expands the use of chaos theory as a lens through which to view and comprehend change, and the forces which govern it. Educators have already widely embraced this approach, and taken on board the idea that change is not so straightforward as we might hope. As Fullan worked on his ideas relating them to school systems, higher education and research, the field of change forces was also developing significantly. This volume covers new aspects of this 'science of complexity' and helps educators obtain insights for delving deeper into moral purpose, and expanding into fresh dimensions of changing forces in the environment.
The first volume appealed to a wide market from classroom teachers, through school administrators, to student teachers and academics. This volume will appeal to a similar cross-section.
'.. the field of educational reform and change is now much richer and sophisticated than it was five years ago and as such, the new insights contained in the sequel are to be welcomed … 'Change Forces: The Sequel' repeats this winning formula by providing an investigation of change that is contemporary and firmly located within global and post-modern context.' - British Journal of Educational Studies
'The Sequel demonstrates Fullan's creative talents to begin to rethink reform. - Andrew Gitlin, Journal of Educational Change
'Michael Fullan is arguably the most widely read and influential of scholars on the theme of change in education at the school level. His work has influenced many people over what seems the entire span of their working lives … This work is now at full flood. This book should fly off the shelves as quickly as its predecessor, given the imperative for success in school reform around the world.' - Brian Caldwell, Journal of Educational Change