Educators Bell and Harrison (the latter at Edith Cowan U., Western Australia) confront the perennial issue of why, among schools and university departments facing similar challenges, some are succeeding while others are failing. By examining the teamwork (or lack thereof) of "the soloists in the orchestra"--i.e. teachers and administrators, their analysis identifies flunking cases as well as best practices toward a new professionalism and genuine collaboration among educators and with learners in coping with pressures for change prompted by rising costs and the UK's Education Reform Act of 1988. Distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.