9780787956110

The Human Side of School Change Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787956110

  • ISBN10:

    0787956112

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-18
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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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.

Author Biography

ROBERT EVANS is a clinical and organizational psychologist and director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Mass. A former high school and preschool teacher, he has consulted to hundreds of schools and districts throughout America and around the world and has worked extensively with teachers, administrators, school boards, and state education officials.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
The Author xvii
Part One: The Nature of Change
Changing Paradigms
3(18)
The Meanings of Change
21(19)
The Culture of Resistance
40(15)
Part Two: Dimensions of Change
Implementation: Tasks of Transition
55(19)
Substance: New Agendas, Old Problems
74(17)
Staff: Understanding Reluctant Faculty
91(28)
Setting: Assessing Organizational Capacity
119(26)
Leadership: Old Paradoxes, New Promise
145(38)
Part Three: Leading Innovation
The Authentic Leader
183(23)
Clarity and Focus: The Power of Concentration
206(23)
Participation---Without Paralysis
229(25)
Recognition: Reversing the Golden Rule
254(18)
Confrontation: Avoiding Avoidance
272(17)
Reach and Realism, Experience and Hope
289(12)
References 301(10)
Index 311

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