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The New Meaning of Educational Change
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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: UNDERSTANDING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE 1. A Brief History of Educational Change

The First Attempt Falls Flat

The Plan of the Book

Prospects for Reform

2. The Meaning of Educational Change The General Problem of the Meaning of Change

The Subjective Meaning of Educational Change

The Objective Reality of Educational Change

Shared Meaning and Program Coherence

3. Insights into the Change Process

The Wrong Drivers

The Elements of Successful Change

Final Comments

4. Initiation, Implementation, and Continuation

Traditional Model of the Change Process: An Overview

Factors Affecting Initiation

Factors Affecting Implementation

Factors Affecting Continuation

Lean Startup Model

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5. Planning, Doing, and Coping with Change

Why Planning Fails

Repositioning Planning

Coping with Change

PART II: EDUCATIONAL CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL 6. The Teacher

Where Teachers Are

Enter Change

The Professional Capital of Teachers

7. The Principal

Where Principals Are

The Principal as Lead Learner

8. The Student

Where Students Are

The Student and Change

9. The Parent and the Community

The Difficulties of Parent Involvement in Schools

School Boards and Communities

Implications

10. The District Administrator

Where District Administrators Are

The District Administrator and Change

New Glimmers of Continuous Improvement

Leadership from the Middle

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PART III: EDUCATIONAL CHANGE AT THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS 11. Governments

The Role of Governments in Large-Scale School Reform

Whole-System Improvement

What's Next?

12. The Teaching Profession and Its Leaders

Continuous Learning and Internal Accountability

Standards and External Accountability

Preparation and Career Patterns of Teachers

Putting It All Together

The Role of Leadership

13. The Future of Educational Change

References

Index

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