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Title:
Guiding school change : the role and work of change agents
Author:
Rust, Frances O'Connell.
Publication Information:
New York : Teachers College Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vi, 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Professional development of change agents : swimming with and against the currents / From ideal to real : unlocking the doors of school reform / Implementing curriculum change : lessons from the field / Partners in school innovation : an unusual approach to change facilitation / Becoming a teacher of teachers : two dilemmas in taking up preservice supervision / Reform in the intermediary zone : change agent among change agents / Promise of partnership for promoting reform / Professional lives of change agents : what they do and what they know / Odyssey of a coach (in process)
Electronic Access:
Table of Contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy02/2001016203.html
ISBN:
9780807741153

9780807741146
Format :
Book

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This volume aims to guide individuals on the front lines of school reform. The narratives provided here shed much light on an increasingly important subject - the role and work of change agents. It highlights the critical roles of change agents as negotiators, nurturers, teachers, and learners.


Summary

This volume aims to guide individuals on the front lines of school reform. The narratives provided here shed much light on an increasingly important subject - the role and work of change agents. It highlights the critical roles of change agents as negotiators, nurturers, teachers, and learners.


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Choice Review

Editors Rust and Freidus are interested in successful school change and reform efforts. Their volume acknowledges both the importance of collaborative communities and the relevance of instructional practices directly related to the needs of students. This volume addresses the complexity of the facilitator's role in that change process. One of the most important and often overlooked items of school reform has been the preparation and support of change agents (facilitators) throughout the process. A variety of examples of change initiatives are offered. Important insights are the unique expertise and personality roles used by these facilitators. The roles of change agents as negotiators, nurturers, teachers, curriculum developers, and (most of all) learners are reviewed. At their best, these facilitators are not only guiding and shaping reform but are learning with and from others. The complex demands placed on facilitators in varied change efforts and settings force the facilitators to develop a varied repertoire of strategies and skills. In all, the picture of change presented here is one that describes teams of people deeply committed to their work. Recommended for general readers, upper-division undergraduates and above. R. C. Morris State University of West Georgia


Choice Review

Editors Rust and Freidus are interested in successful school change and reform efforts. Their volume acknowledges both the importance of collaborative communities and the relevance of instructional practices directly related to the needs of students. This volume addresses the complexity of the facilitator's role in that change process. One of the most important and often overlooked items of school reform has been the preparation and support of change agents (facilitators) throughout the process. A variety of examples of change initiatives are offered. Important insights are the unique expertise and personality roles used by these facilitators. The roles of change agents as negotiators, nurturers, teachers, curriculum developers, and (most of all) learners are reviewed. At their best, these facilitators are not only guiding and shaping reform but are learning with and from others. The complex demands placed on facilitators in varied change efforts and settings force the facilitators to develop a varied repertoire of strategies and skills. In all, the picture of change presented here is one that describes teams of people deeply committed to their work. Recommended for general readers, upper-division undergraduates and above. R. C. Morris State University of West Georgia


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