Beyond ‘managed change’: Rethinking how schools improve

Karen Seashore Louis

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The following paper argues that existing models of change management in education are more appropriate for understanding small scale innovations than larger reforms. Results from two studies of schools engaged in major transformations are used to illustrate some of the differences between previous and current findings. A model of organizational learning as an alternative is presented, and some implications for both practice and theory in school improvement are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducational Management
Subtitle of host publicationMajor Themes in Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780203463383
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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