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ERIC Number: ED428049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-27
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Understanding and Using Change Forces.
Tutt, Betty R.; Carter, Sherry
As local, state, and national educational reform continues to impact professional educators and others who support student learning, all professionals are faced with responding to change in a positive way. The study of educational change over the last 30 years has brought educators to a paradigm breakthrough in terms of how they think and act in relation to change. Fullan's vision of change, which includes eight lessons, embraces the chaotic nature of the forces of change at all levels of society. Since 1995, Missouri's William Woods University has sponsored the Connections Project, which helps regional and area schools ensure that all students succeed in school. Connections is a professional development resource for educators, counselors, administrators, human service providers, and others who work with children and families. In 1998, the Connections staff conducted training sessions for education professionals that highlighted Michael Fullan's research and ideas and encouraged participants to develop group models of the change process. Participants completed surveys on their understanding of Fullan's lessons and their applicability to the school site. Responses indicated that respondents understood Fullan's lessons of change and believed they could affect change using them, but many had not used the lessons in their classroom/school/community since participating in the professional development. Some of the school sites had left the Connections project. (Contains 21 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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