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Managing Complex Change in School
Engaging pedagogy, technology, learning and leadership

ISBN 9780415787321
Published December 14, 2016 by Routledge
264 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Leading and managing change in schools is a complex topic. In this timely book the authors take the reader through a journey of how to lead and manage multidimensional change in order to create engaged learners, teachers, leaders and managers. They provide a readable and straightforward account of a major, high-profile innovation in one school and draw from it key lessons for leaders and managers of change in schools.

Managing Complex Change in School synthesizes a wealth of literature and research on managing change, and shows how the emerging field of complexity theory can inform the effective management of multidimensional change.

Arising from an in-depth, mixed methods evaluation of the key school, this book is practice-focused and is an invaluable companion for practitioners handling positive change in schools.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. Multidimensional Innovation  2. ICT and Learning: challenge and change  3. The Background to the Case Study  4. Starting Points and Rules of Engagement  5. The Project in Mid-Stream: The U-Curve of Innovation  6. Turning the Corner  7. Postscript and Lessons Learned  Bibliography  Index

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Alejandro Salcedo Garcia is Principal of Escola São Paulo, Macau.

Keith Morrison is Director of Institutional Development at Macau University of Science and Technology.

Ah Chung Tsoi is Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Macau University of Science and Technology.

Jinming He was Research Assistant at Macau University of Science and Technology.


Professor Morrison has produced an innovative and rigorous approach to multidimensional studies in leadership, technology and pedagogy and in this book demonstrates clearly how complexity theory can be applied to these using mixed methods research. This will be an essential book for students, researchers and scholars in the fields of leadership, technology, pedagogy, evaluation, research methods and educational theory. -- Stewart Martin, Head of Department, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull

The topic is timely and addressing an emerging view about change, leadership, and the reality of attempting to implement multiple innovations at the same time. It would be used in graduate programs in educational leadership, curriculum, ICT, and program evaluation. It also would make a good "book study" with school and district administrators. -- Gene E. Hall, Professor Urban Leadership, University of Nevada