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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barnes, Bradley; Bourke, Brian – College and University, 2015
The authors advance the concept that institutional culture is a purposeful framework by which to view SEM's utility, particularly as a cultural change agent. Through the connection of seemingly independent functions of performance and behavior, implications emerge that deepen the understanding of the influence of culture on performance outcomes…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Organizational Culture, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Influences
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Campbell, Kim Sydow; Carmichael, Pierson; Naidoo, Jefrey S. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2015
Hostile challenges to planned organization change are common and challenging to deal with effectively. Little research has explained successful responses to such stakeholder hostility. To address this gap, we use the concept of readiness to characterize the content of hostile challenges. We also use rhetorical strategies based on speech act theory…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Resistance to Change, Psychological Patterns, Readiness
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Kezar, Adrianna; Gehrke, Sean; Elrod, Susan – Review of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the role of implicit theories of change in inhibiting STEM reform and identifies a range of approaches to help change agents alter their implicit beliefs in order to develop more explicit theories of change. Through observations and interviews, we focus on the experience of reform teams on 11 campuses that were involved in a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Change, Barriers, Change Agents
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Ashcraft, Catherine; Eger, Elizabeth K.; Scott, Kimberly A. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
Drawing from our two-year ethnography, we juxtapose the experiences of two cohorts in one culturally responsive computing program, examining how the program fostered girls' emerging identities as technosocial change agents. In presenting this in-depth and up-close exploration, we simultaneously identify conditions that both facilitated and limited…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Change Agents, Culturally Relevant Education, Anthropology
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Kiddie, Thomas J. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2014
Following Rogers's theory of the diffusion of innovations, the author questions whether youth entering the workforce will act as change agents to evolve primary business communication channels from email to text-messaging. Expanding on research performed in 2009, the author investigates three communication scenarios: scheduling meetings,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Meetings, Scheduling, Information Dissemination
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Kostouros, Patricia; Warthe, D. Gaye; Carter-Snell, Catherine; Burnett, Che – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
This article examines the impact on peer facilitators in "Stepping Up," a dating violence prevention program at a Canadian university. A focus group held eight months following the delivery of the program determined the personal impact of involvement in the program. Results indicate that peer facilitators experienced personal growth as…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Dating (Social), Violence, Prevention
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