Michael Fullan and other notable experts present a cohesive model of tri-level reform—school, district, and state educators collaborating to build and strengthen capacity for change.

8 Forces for Leaders of Change

8 forces for leaders of change

Presence of the core concepts does not guarantee success, but their absence ensures failure.

The history of educational reform and innovation is replete with good ideas or policies that fail to get implemented or that are successful in one situation but not in another. A missing ingredient in most failed cases is appreciation and use of what we call change knowledge: understanding and insight about the process of change and the key drivers that make for successful change in practice. The presence of change knowledge does not guarantee success, but its absence ensures failure.

It is not easy to rectify this deficit. Policymakers do not want to be slowed down by knowledge of change. It takes ...

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