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Change Forces
Probing the Depths of Educational Reform

ISBN 9781850008262
Published May 1, 1993 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Problem and the Potential of Educational Change; Chapter 2 Moral Purpose and Change Agentry; Chapter 3 The Complexity of the Change Process; Chapter 4 The School as a Learning Organization; Chapter 5 The Learning Organization and its Environment; Chapter 6 Teacher Education: Society's Missed Opportunity; Chapter 7 The Individual and the Learning Society;

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Michael Fullan


'This book is excellent. It says all the things I want teachers to hear and act upon about managing their own learning, about balancing life and work, and about how schools need to invest in teacher learning and look to how they become organisations.' - Management Learning