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Managing Change in Schools

A Practical Handbook, 1st Edition

By Colin Newton, Tony Tarrant


266 pages

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Written by two educational psychologists, this essential aid shows how change can be managed to increase job satisfaction and avoid unnecessary stress and conflict.

* offers practical advice for schools with action plans

* outlines the mechanics and processes in self-appraisal

* analyses the key methods for promoting effective change

* shows ways to monitor, review and evaluate change

* examines a number of strategies including consultation, negotiation, project development and in-service training


`I warmed to this book. It does appreciate the complexity of managing change in a people-oriented profession and.. their approach is both consistent and wlecome in its emphasis on the fact that our task is to promote change in a human `target' (our young people) and to do so largely through the medium of other people (our colleagues)…there is very considerable value in this book, and I like its philosophical stance. It should usefully reinforce or enlighten many of us in our talk as leading school-change agents.' - Headlines

`..a very readable and practical book.' - Managing Schools Today

`Managing Change in Schools is indeed a practical handbook, grounded in a selective application of a range of psychological theory, its ideas are straightforward and clearly expressed. It wears its theory lightly, and is accessible as well as provocative and encouraging. The authors draw on a store of research into schools as organisations and what makes them effective, never forgetting that they are made up of people.' - Educational Psychology in Practice

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