The book that revolutionized the theory and practice of educational change is now in its Fifth Edition! Michael Fullan's The New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captured the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decision-makers at all levels-from the local school community to the state and national level-and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating strategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems.
Widely used by university professors, policymakers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries, this perennial bestseller shows us how to:
Develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities.
Foster district-wide success in all schools, illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for educators at every level.
Integrate individual and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts.
The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fifth Edition is your comprehensive textbook on all aspects of the management of educational change-a powerful resource for everyone involved in school reform.
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 Contents 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 vi Contents 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 About the Author