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The human side of school change: reform, resistance, and the real-life problems of innovation

By: Evans, Robert.
Series: Jossey-Bass education series. Publisher: San Francisco Jossey-Bass 1996Description: xvii, 317 p.ISBN: 9780787903183.Subject(s): School management and organization - United States | School improvement programs - United States | Educational change - United StatesDDC classification: 371.200973 Summary: In this insightful look at school reform, Robert Evans examines the real-life hurdles to implementing innovation and explains how the best-intended efforts can be stalled by educators who too often feel burdened and conflicted by the change process. He provides a new model of leadership along with practical management strategies for building a framework of cooperation between leaders of change and the people they depend upon to implement it. (http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787956112.html)
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Table of Contents:


Part-I THE NATURE OF CHANGE.

i. Changing Paradigms.

ii. The Meanings of Change.

iii. The Culture of Resistance.

Part-II DIMENSIONS OF CHANGE.

i. Implementation: Tasks of Transition.

ii. Substance: New Agendas, Old Problems.

iii. Staff: Understanding Reluctant Faculty.

iv. Setting: Assessing Organizational Capacity.

v. Leadership: Old Paradoxes, New Promise.

Part-III LEADING INNOVATION.

i. The Authentic Leader.

ii. Clarity and Focus: The Power of Concentration.

iii. Participation -- Without Paralysis.

iv. Recognition: Reversing the Golden Rule.

v. Confrontation: Avoiding Avoidance.

vi. Reach and Realism, Experience and Hope.


In this insightful look at school reform, Robert Evans examines the real-life hurdles to implementing innovation and explains how the best-intended efforts can be stalled by educators who too often feel burdened and conflicted by the change process. He provides a new model of leadership along with practical management strategies for building a framework of cooperation between leaders of change and the people they depend upon to implement it.

(http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787956112.html)

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