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ERIC Number: ED423607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 24
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Managing Complex Change: Large Scale Reorganisation of Schools.
Wallace, Mike; Pocklington, Keith
The major focus of the research is to explore how the implementation stage of two local education authorities (LEA) reorganizations initiatives in England was managed at LEA and school levels. The focus is on what must be done at both of these levels to implement central-government-approved reorganization proposals so as to portray how groups at central government, LEA, and school levels interact in influencing the implementation process. The text explores the longer term consequences for school management once reorganization is over, and it builds up a retrospective account of the earlier proposal-development stage that forms the backdrop to reorganization. The paper is divided into three sections. First, details of the research design are given, and elements of the initial conceptual framework for the study are outlined. Next, selected findings are used to exemplify aspects of the complexity of reorganization initiatives and their implications. The essay concludes with some prescriptions for managers that might help them cope with other kinds of complex changes in other contexts. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)