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ERIC Number: ED476124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 15
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Forced Change and Change Forces: Peer Pressures within the Academy.
Donaldson, E. L.
This paper summarizes an attempt to apply the concepts of change in planned educational reform developed by M. Fullan as a framework for analysis of curricular change at one university campus. It is a case study of the short-term effectiveness of planned change with respect to undergraduate curriculum redesign at the University of Calgary. A strategic change initiative has been implemented over 4 years at the university. Fullan has identified eight insights and four strategies that contribute to a more coherent understanding of the dynamics involved in planned educational change. Analysis of documents related to the change process and interviews with faculty members representing 11 faculties with undergraduate programs were listed according to Fullans eight lessons and four effective strategies for planned change in educational institutions. The case study illustrates an effective campus-wide strategic innovation but it also shows how academic life is being reconfigured subtly through curriculum redesign and social pressure. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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