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van der Heijden, H. R. M. A.; Beijaard, D.; Geldens, J. J. M.; Popeijus, H. L. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
This study reports on a large-scale survey on primary school teachers' perceptions of being change agents and the extent to which these perceptions are related to personality and contextual factors. A principal component analysis and confirmatory factor analysis revealed nine characteristics of teachers as change agents. Personality and contextual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Change Agents, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes
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McGrath, Cormac; Barman, Linda; Stenfors-Hayes, Terese; Roxå, Torgny; Silén, Charlotte; Laksov, Klara Bolander – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
In this paper, we are concerned with how change agents go about and experience change implementation in higher education. We identified change agents and interviewed them about how they implement change. Empirical data was analysed using a theoretical framework of change. The findings suggest that change in the university is enacted through a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, Universities, Persuasive Discourse
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Scott, Meagan; Weeks, William G.; Weeks, Penny P. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators should think of themselves as change agents, yet many act as information dispensers. Accordingly, we sought to determine whether we could change perceptions of county Extension educators in Oklahoma regarding their function as change agents. Educators participated in a two-part (two-treatment) professional development…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Change Agents, Professional Development
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Blossing, Ulf – Improving Schools, 2016
The aim of the article is to understand practice as negotiation of meaning among novice and internal change agents in school organisations. The research question is as follows: What themes of participation and reification/management occur among the change agents? The study was qualitative in design using the social learning theory of community of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Novices, Change Agents, Communities of Practice
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Strahley, Lisa; D'Arpino, Tracy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes a partnership between teacher education students at SUNY Broome and students at a local elementary school that led to all participants gaining a stronger sense of themselves as civic change agents in their communities.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Students, Partnerships in Education
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Quardokus Fisher, Kathleen; Henderson, Charles – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Academic departments are thought to be highly productive units of change in higher education. This paper investigates department-level instructional change via case studies analyzed with two change frameworks. One framework embodies prescribed change, emphasizing leader actions. The other framework embodies emergent change, emphasizing…
Descriptors: Departments, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Froyd, Jeffrey E.; Henderson, Charles; Cole, Renée S.; Friedrichsen, Debra; Khatri, Raina; Stanford, Courtney – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Scholarly studies and national reports document failure of current efforts to achieve broad, sustained adoption of research-based instructional practices, despite compelling bodies of evidence supporting efficacy of many of these practices. The authors of this paper argue that many change agents who are working to promote systemic adoption of…
Descriptors: Models, Change Agents, Teaching Methods, Information Dissemination
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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Bourn, Douglas – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
Teachers are seen as key actors of change within programmes and projects on global learning. But all too often they are regarded in an instrumental way or as promoters of some form of ideal global teacher. Evidence from the UK and elsewhere suggests that if a pedagogical approach is taken to the role of teachers within the process of learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Change Agents, Social Change
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Leftwich, Mariruth; McAllen, Amanda – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
History museums provide visitors with opportunities to connect with the past in a way that prioritizes the people of history. This case study examines how people, both those in the past and our audiences today, can be central to gallery teaching through the use of mindset attributes. The use of a change agent mindset has shaped the civics…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Museums, Teaching Methods, Civics
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Cordiner, Moira; Thomas, Sharon; Green, Wendy – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Organisational change literature is littered with labels for those who instigate, support, resist, or implement change. Absent is research into the perspectives of those who are given these labels. This paper reports findings from a literature search, journal scan and a case study of an Australian university where change agents were labelled…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Labeling (of Persons), Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Karunaratne, Thashmee; Peiris, Colombage; Hansson, Henrik – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This paper summarises experiences of efforts made by twenty individuals when implementing small-scale ICT development projects in their organizations located in seven developing countries. The main focus of these projects was the use of ICT in educational settings. Challenges encountered and the contributing factors for implementation success of…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Beale, Angela K. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
This article describes how PETE [physical education teacher education] teachers can develop relevance, resilience, respect, and responsibility in their PE professionals in order to help them become change agents. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Education
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McDonald, Teena – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case study is designed for aspiring principal and superintendent leadership candidates who are studying transitions, change theory in organizations, or board/superintendent relations. It examines the arduous process of closing a school and making huge cuts in a small district because of declining enrollment and expenditures that far…
Descriptors: School Closing, Case Studies, Superintendents, Principals
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Lee, MaryJo Benton; Kayongo-Male, Diane – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2017
China is becoming an increasingly polarized society, in large part due to the inaccessibility of basic education for minority children. Schools can be vehicles for social change and community building, and teachers can be agents of transformation and hope. The PRC, however, is experiencing a critical shortage of trained teachers willing to serve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Change Agents, Minority Group Teachers, Social Change
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