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Change Forces : Probing the Depths of Educational Reform

Change Forces : Probing the Depths of Educational Reform - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1850008262

Cover of Change Forces : Probing the Depths of Educational Reform 93 (ISBN 978-1850008262)
ISBN13: 978-1850008262
ISBN10: 1850008264
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Falmer Press
Published: 1993
International: No

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Change Forces : Probing the Depths of Educational Reform - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1850008262

Michael G. Fullan

ISBN13: 978-1850008262
ISBN10: 1850008264
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Falmer Press

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

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

The Problem and the Potential of Educational Change;
Moral Purpose and Change Agentry;
The Complexity of the Change Process;
The School as a Learning Organization;
The Learning Organization and Its Environment;
Teacher Education - Society's Missed Opportunity;
The Individual and the Learning Society.