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Fundamental Change

International Handbook of Educational Change

  • Michael Fullan
  • Brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world

  • Will help educators understand and deal effectively with the immensely complex change problems that are customary today

  • Each of the four volumes of this Handbook of Educational Change forms state-of-the-art collections of analyses of eductional change processes and practices


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Fullan
      Pages 1-2
  3. Macro Change

  4. Large Scale Strategies for School Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Henry M. Levin
      Pages 137-160
    3. Edward T. Joyner
      Pages 185-206
    4. Robert L. Crowson, William Lowe Boyd
      Pages 207-222
  5. Professional Development for Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Nina Bascia
      Pages 225-245
    3. Marilyn Cochran-Smith
      Pages 246-281
    4. Jeannie Oakes, Kevin Welner, Susan Yonezawa, Ricky Lee Allen
      Pages 282-305
    5. Mark A. Smylie, George S. Perry Jr.
      Pages 306-335

About this book


ANDY HARGREAVES Department of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction Lynch School of Education, Boston College, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for Studies Education, University of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS Department for Education and Slalls, London, U.K. This set of four volumes on brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world. Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers. Others are working on the cutting edge of theory and practice in educational change, taking the field in new or even more challenging directions. And some are more skeptical about the literature of educational change and the assumptions on which it rests. They help us to approach projects of understanding or initiating educational change more deeply, reflectively and realistically. Educational change and reform have rarely had so much prominence within public policy, in so many different places. Educational change is ubiquitous. It figures large in Presidential and Prime Ministerial speeches. It is at or near the top of many National policy agendas. Everywhere, educational change is not only a policy priority but also major public news. Yet action to bring about educational change usually exceeds people's understanding of how to do so effectively.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Fullan
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoCanada

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