C&S563--#10 Educational Change
Beliefs About Change Using the list of statements and grid, place your beliefs about change in the rectangle in each box. • 1 belief you agree with most • 2 beliefs you agree with 2nd most • 3 most neutral beliefs • 2 beliefs you disagree with 2nd most • 1 belief you disagree with most
Guidelines for Successful Change Linda MacRae Campbell • Identify a new mission or a need for reform within the school. • Target a high profile concern or need within a school • Write a mission statement
Seek support for educational change • Provide rationale for change with research back up. • Don’t need majority or consensus
Educational reform endeavors should be well organized and coordinated. • Timelines, activities, task forces, etc. • Short-term and long-term goals • Formative and summative evaluations
Secure needed resources • Human and material • Extensive and on-going staff development • TIME!
Acknowledge the emotional reaction to change • 5 stages (uninformed optimism, informed pessimism, hopeful realism, informed optimism, a sense of rewarding completion) • Implementation Dip • Resistors
Anticipate restructuring problems and identifying problem-solving skills • Plan how to solve problems before they arise.
Share the leadership • Teams • Effective communication channels
Anchor the innovation as quickly as possible to classroom practice • Supervision and evaluation • Watch for implementation dip
Embed the renewal effort and process into organizational practice • Philosophy • Budget • Policies • practices
Activity • Taking the 9 guidelines, discuss in group which guidelines were followed and which were ignored in the study of the change initiative you read for today, “Out on a Limb…”
A Final Look • Tomorrow after we finish the Change Game, we will revisit the list of beliefs and see if they have changed.