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Fundamental Change : International Handbook of Educational by Michael Fullan

By Michael Fullan

ANDY HARGREAVES division of instructor schooling, Curriculum and guide Lynch tuition of schooling, Boston collage, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie beginning for the development of training, Stanford, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for reports schooling, collage of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS division for schooling and Slalls, London, U.K. This set of 4 volumes on brings jointly proof and insights on academic swap concerns from prime writers and researchers within the box from internationally. a lot of those writers, whose chapters were particularly written for those books, were investigating, assisting begin and enforcing academic swap, for many or all in their long careers. Others are engaged on the innovative of idea and perform in academic swap, taking the sector in new or perhaps tougher instructions. and a few are extra skeptical in regards to the literature of academic swap and the assumptions on which it rests. they assist us to technique initiatives of realizing or beginning academic swap extra deeply, reflectively and realistically. academic switch and reform have infrequently had rather a lot prominence inside public coverage, in such a lot of varied areas. academic switch is ubiquitous. It figures huge in Presidential and top Ministerial speeches. it truly is at or close to the pinnacle of many nationwide coverage agendas. all over the place, academic swap is not just a coverage precedence but additionally significant public information. but motion to result in academic swap often exceeds people's knowing of the way to take action successfully.

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A legitimate social expectation of schools is that they should prepare students for work. In doing so, we need to focus on the ways in which work is organized in currently successful enterprises, not just on past workplace arrangements. A step in the right direction would be to devise ways in which schools and school boards can themselves become learning organizations, harnessing the diversity of professional expertise in a collaborative effort to enhance the learning of all students. Historical forms of educational leadership that preserve a hierarchical distribution of power are likely to impede this effort.

40 M. ), Fundamental Change, 40-59. © 2005 Springer. Printed in the Netherlands. Educational Reform Networks 41 Teachers, administrators and researchers, many for the first time in their professional lives, are making common cause with one another as colleagues. These collaborations are helping to redefine professional learning by going beyond the often didactic forms of traditional professional development to engage and involve participants actively in their own learning. The necessity for building a professional community has become a recurring theme in reform literature (Lieberman, 1988; Little, 1993; McLaughlin & Talbert, 1993).

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