Realizing School Improvement through Understanding the Change Process: Issues About Change, Volume 1, Number 1

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Author: Shirley M. Hord

Product ID: CHA-11 Price: Available free online
• Published: 1990    • 4 pages   

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No innovation, however effective, can succeed unless educators accommodate and address the process of school change.

This paper focuses on two important questions that you need to answer when implementing successful school change: What exactly is the innovation? What happens to the educators who implement new programs and ideas in their schools and classrooms? The paper briefly:

  • Touches on some tools and techniques that help you identify, articulate, and describe the components of an innovation
  • Categorizes people's reactions to change
  • Names some stages of response that educators experience when implementing school innovations

This publication is one of a series of briefing papers called Issues About Change.