Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles and Potholes (2nd Edition)

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This book focuses on understanding, evaluating and facilitating the change process by presenting a number of research-based constructs and tools along with examples of how each can be used by leaders of change efforts.  The change process in schools and other organizations is made complex by the wide array of innovations and the different ways that people respond to their introduction.  The primary perspective for understanding change used in this book is the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM).  This perspective has been the subject of research for more than thirty five years.  The studies have been conducted in a number of countries and widely applied by change leaders, trainers and those who are responsible for evaluating innovation implementation efforts.  Each chapter is organized to move from concept to application covering: research, a clear description of a change construct, case studies, examples discussion questions and field activities. 

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This book focuses on how school leaders can understand, evaluate and facilitate the change process by presenting a number of research-based models and tools along with examples of how each can be used to facilitate change efforts.

The change process in schools and other organizations is made complex by the wide array of innovations and the different ways that people are influenced by them. The primary perspective for understanding change used in this book is the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM). This perspective has been the subject of research for more than thirty-five years. The studies have been conducted in a number of countries and widely applied by change leaders, trainers and those who are responsible for evaluating innovation implementation efforts.

New to this edition:

  • New chapters describe three additional change perspectives—Systems, Diffusion and Organization Development—to present a broader perspective for students.
  • A new last chapter, on Implementing Change, provides examples of how the various ideas described in earlier chapters can be combined in real situations. This chapter introduces Postmodernism and Critical Theory as emerging perspectives for understanding change.
  • A new Chapter 2 discusses professional learning communities and organizational culture to illustrate how leadership affects educational culture.
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About the Author:

Gene Hall has over thirty years of experience studying the change process in schools, higher education, businesses, and governments.  He has been a faculty member and administrator at four universities and is on the author team of Foundations of American Education (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), and The Joy of Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).  He has conducted many studies of change processes, program evaluations and implementation assessments.  He also serves regularly as a change process coach for leaders and aspiring leaders.

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