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Tanner, David; Magdaleno, Kenneth – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Although educational leaders may be optimistic about initiating change, lasting reforms are rare. The group polarization literature, although dated, provides an important explanation for a very current problem. The theory holds that when there are differences of opinion to begin with, a counter-conformity effect works among members of groups.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Group Dynamics, Social Theories, Failure