Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform

Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform argues that moral purpose – making a difference in the lives of young people – is fundamental to reform but not as straightforward as it seems.

In pursuing the themes of moral purpose and complex change, the book unlocks the ‘black box’ of why collaborative cultures really work and what it takes to create and sustain them. It presents conflict, diversity, and resistance as potentially positive, and as absolutely essential forces for success.

It probes deeply into the role of knowledge inside and outside learning organizations and unpacks the problem of transferability – why obvious good ideas do not get used by others and how to reframe strategies so that larger scale change becomes possible.

Published by RoutledgeFalmer, 1993

This book is also available in German, Spanish, Chinese, Finnish, Lithuanian