Friday, April 13, 2012


Question: How is change managed in schools?

Answer/Quote: “Traditionally efforts to infuse change into the schools have begun as top-down mandates from administrators with little buy-in from teachers. University professors have reinforced this model of change by acting as ‘gurus from afar.’ They typically present theoretical information or quick fixes in one-shot inservices, seldom staying around long enough to support implementation or facilitate collaboration.” P. 536.

 Comment: In my experience, this describes accurately my experience as a teacher and change in schools. RayS.

Title: “Viewing Innovations Through the Efficacy-based Change Model: A Whole Language Application.” MM Ohlhausen, MJ Meyerson and T Sexton. Journal of Reading (April 1992), 536-541.

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