The International Handbook of Educational Change is a state of the art collection of the most important ideas and evidence of educational change. The book brings together some of the most influential thinkers and writers on educational change. It deals with issues like educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. It asks why some people resist change and what their resistance means. It looks at how men and women, older teachers and younger teachers, experience change differently. It looks at the positive aspects of change but does not hesitate to raise uncomfortable questions about many aspects of educational change either. It looks critically and controversially at the social, economic, cultural and political forces that are driving educational change. School leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, educational researchers, staff developers and change agents of all kinds will find this book an indispensable resource for guiding them to both classic and cutting-edge understandings of educational change, no other work provides as comprehensive coverage of the field of educational change.
Table of ContentsSection 1: The Roots of Educational Change. Editor: A. Lieberman. 1. Listening and Learning From the Field: Tales of Policy Implementation and Situated Practice; M.W. McLaughlin. 2. A Kind of Educational Idealism: Integrating Realism and Reform; L.M. Smith. 3. Change and Tradition in Education: The Loss of Community; M. Holmes. 4. Unfinished Work: Reflections on Schoolteachers; D. Lortie. 5. Ecological Images of Change: Limits and Possibilities; K. Sirotnik. 6. Seduced and Abandoned: Some Lasting Conclusions about Planned Change from the Cambire School Study; J. Giacquinta. 7. Three Perspectives on School Reform; E. House, P. McQuillan. 8. Finding Keys to School Change: A 40-Year Odyssey; M. Miles. 9. World War II and Schools; S. Sarason. 10. School-Based Curriculum Development; M. Skilbeck. 11. Patterns of Curriculum Change; I. Goodson. 12. Educational Reform, Modernity and Pragmatism; C.H. Cherryholmes. 13. The Vital Hours: Reflecting on Research on Schools and Their Effects; P. Mortimore. 14. Redefining the Role of Educators After Reaganism; H. Giroux. Section 2: Contexts and Challenges of Educational Change. Editor: A. Hargreaves. 1. Educational Change: Easier Said Than Done; D. Fink, L. Stoll. 2. Globalization and Educational Change; A. Stuart Wells, et al. 3. Markets, Choices, and Educational Change; W. Boyd. 4. New Information Technologies and the Ambiguous Future of Schooling: Some Possible Scenarios; C. Bigum, J. Kenway. 5. Public Education in a Corporate-Dominated Culture; H.-J. Robertson. 6. Cultural Difference and Educational Change in a Sociopolitical Context; S. Nieto. 7. Language Issues andEducational Change; J. Cummins. 8. The Politics of Gender and Educational Change: Managing Gender or Changing Gender Relations? J. Blackmore. 9. School-Family-Community Partnerships and Educational Change: International Perspectives; M.G. Sanders, J.L. Epstein. 10. The Purpose of Educational Change; M. Greene. 11. Restructuring and Renewal: Capturing the Power of Democracy; L. Allen, C.D. Glickman. 12. Reculturing Schools: Lessons from the Field; L. Miller. 13. The Micropolitics of Educational Change; J. Blase. 14. Organization, Market and Community as Strategies for Change: What Works Best for Deep Changes in Schools; T.J. Sergiovanni. 15. Authenticity and Educational Change; D. Meier. 16. Organizational Learning and Educational Change; W. Mulford. 17. The Emotion of Educational Change; A. Hargreaves. 18. Policy and Change: Getting Beyond Bureaucracy; L. Darling-Hammond. Section 3: Fundamental Change. Editor: M. Fullan. A: Macro Change. 1. Beyond Bloom's Taxonomy: Rethinking Knowledge for the Knowledge Area; C. Bereiter, M. Scardamalia. 2. Human Development in the Learning Society; D. Keating. 3. Networks, Coalitions and Partnerships for Educational Reform: Working Across and Between the Lines; A. Lieberman. 4. Educational Change in Japan: School Reforms; K. Shimahara. 5. National Strategies for Educational Reform: Lessons from the British Experience since 1988; M. Barber. 6. Quality in Schools: Developing a Model for School Improvement; M. West. B: Large Scale Strategies for School Change. 7. Accelerated Schools: A Decade of Evaluation; H. Levin. 8. National Reform in a Federal System: The National Schools Project; M. Angus, W. Louden. 9. School Development Programs; E. Joyner. 10. New Roles for Community Services in Educational Reform; R. Crowson, W. Boyd. C: Professional Development for Reform. 11. Structure, Culture and Change in Secondary Schools; A. Hargreaves. 12. Teachers Union and Educational Reform; N. Bascia. 13. Teacher Development and Educational Reform; M. Cochran-Smith. 14. Norms and Politics of Equity-Minded Change: Researching the 'Zone of Mediation'; J. Oakes, et al. 15. Restructuring Schools for Improving Teaching; M. Smylie, G.S. Perry. 16. Teaching Standards: Foundations for Professional Development Reform; L. Ingvarson. 17. School Administration in Russia: Centralization Versus Decentralization; V. Briller, D. Mann. Section 4: Theories of Development and Strategies for Growth. Editor: D. Hopkins. A: The Practice and Theory of School Improvement. 1. Developing the 21st Century School: A Challenge to Reformers; P. Dalin. 2. Reconnecting Knowledge Utilization and School Improvement: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back; K. Seashore Lewis. 3. The School Effectiveness Knowledge Base as a Guide for School Improvement; J. Sheerens. B: The Contemporary Context of School Improvement. 4. School Evaluation and Improvement: A Scandinavian View; R. Lander, M. Ekholm. 5. Australia: School Inspection as a Strategy for Development or Control? P. Cuttance. 6. Assessment and Accountability in Kentucky: How High Stakes Affect Teaching and Learning; B.L. Whitford. C: Tensions and Contrasts in School Improvement Strategies. 7. Innovations in Planning for School Improvement: Problems & Potential; M. Wallace. 8. Curriculum Reform, Educational Change, and School Improvement; G. McCulloch. 9. The Conduct of Inquiry on Teaching: The Search for Models More Effective Than the Recitation; B. Joyce. 10. Three Rival Versions and a Critique of Teacher Staff Development; J. Smyth. 11. Why Teachers Need their Colleagues: A Developmental Perspective; J. Nias. D: The Effectiveness of School Improvement Strategies. 12. International Effectiveness Initiatives; D. Reynolds. 13. Sands, Bricks, and Seeds; R. Slavin. 14. Learning From Past and Present School Improvement Paradigms; E. Calhoun. 15. Evaluating Ten Exemplary School Improvement Projects; S. Stringfield. 16. Editorial Conclusion; D. Hopkins, A. Harris.