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ERIC Number: ED539982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Redesigning Schools to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teachers: Change Management--Key Theories to Consider when Extending Reach
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull
Public Impact
As schools, their teachers, and outside facilitators redesign jobs and incorporate technology to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students and develop an Opportunity Culture for all, choosing the right school models is just one part of the task. The human experience--and experience in education--says that even perfect design will not work if teachers do not grasp it, embrace it, and contribute to its success. Understanding the key theories of organization change management can help schools working in different contexts make changes successfully, for students and teachers. Change management is just what it sounds like: the process of planning and executing major change steps in an organization to achieve the organization's goals, maximize the positive impact on employees who do the work after a change, and help leaders and staff make the new ways become a habit. Theories of change management abound. This brief summarizes the key elements of eight major strands: (1) Job Redesign; (2) Disruptive Change; (3) Good to Great; (4) Total Quality Management; (5) Learning Organizations; (6) Reengineering/Business Process Redesign; (7) Turnarounds; and (8) General Change Management. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact
Identifiers - Location: United States