Change Forces with a Vengeance by Michael FullanChange Forces with a Vengeance by Michael Fullan

Change Forces with a Vengeance

byMichael FullanEditorMichael Fullan

Paperback | January 22, 2003

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Change Forces With a Vengeanceis the third in the chaos theory trilogy (now called complexity theory). The first two books focused on understanding the real complexity of educational reform in action. This book pushes even deeper by providing new insights and lessons of change concerning moral purpose, and what is called tri-level reform - the school and community, the local district and the state. It draws on reform initiatives across many levels and countries so that the ideas are grounded in the reality of actual projects and findings.
Change Forces With a Vengeanceis different from the previous two books in one major respect. Instead of being content with understanding complex system dynamics, it takes up the more daunting question of how systems can be changed for the better. How can we achieve large-scale reform and do it in a way that the conditions for sustainability are enhanced? What policy levers are needed, and what is the smallest number of sets of policies that will maximise impact? What is the role of new leadership in accomplishing sustainable, comprehensive reform? These questions and more are addressed in ways that are both deeply theoretical, and powerfully practical.
Michael Fullan, Michael Fullan is the Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is an international authority on educational change and reform and has participated in many partnerships to bring about educational improvements. He is a researcher, consultant, trainer and policy advisor for mu...
Title:Change Forces with a VengeanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:January 22, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415230853

ISBN - 13:9780415230858

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Editorial Reviews

""Change Forces with a Vengeance leads us into the big questions of how large-scale improvement can be made understandable and tractable, and how the institutional context of public schooling can be changed to support powerful learning for students and teachers."-Richard F. Elmore, Harvard University "Cutting-edge and controversial as ever, Fullan lets no teacher, leader or government rest on their educational laurels."-Andy Hargreaves, Boston College "This exciting book moves the field to a new understanding of what deep, sustainable reform will take and offers grounded advice about how to get there. It is masterful."-Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University "I defy any reader not to be engaged. This is a challenging and optimistic book. Its readiblity will make it acceptable to a wide range of audiences."Praise for Michael Fullan's previous books in this series, "Change Forces and "Change Forces the-"Educational Management "Michael Fullan is arguably the most widely read and influential of scholars on the theme of change in education at the school level. His work has influenced many people over what seems the entire span of their working lives....This work is now at full flood.[it] should fly off the shelves as quickly as its predecessor, given the imperative for success in school reform around the world."Praise for Michael Fullan's second book in this series, "Change Forces the Sequel-"Journal of Educational Change