Managing Complex Educational Change
Large Scale Reorganisation of Schools
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Managing Complex Educational Change by Keith Pocklington
Book DescriptionWhy is educational change becoming more complex? Are there patterns in this complexity? How may managers cope effectively with complex educational change? This book investigates initiatives to reorganise school systems, involving highly emotive closures and mergers. It reveals how reorganisation was a complex change to manage because it was large-scale, componential, systematic, differentially impacting and context dependent. These characteristics affected management tasks, generating ambiguity in the change process that limited managers' capacity to control it. The authors offer four management themes as realistic strategies for coping with complex educational change: *orchestration *flexible planning and coordination *culture building and communication *differentiated support Managing Complex Educational Change is essential reading for all concerned with educational change - managers in schools and colleges, students on advanced courses, trainers, local and regional administrators, academics and policy makers. The research has general implications for the theory and practice of managing complex change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415200967
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Michael Wallace discusses ways to manage the process of putting major change into practice in schools. The book draws on the latest thinking from business and education on how to manage change in this chaotic context.
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