Change Forces with a Vengeance

Change Forces With a Vengeance is the third book in the chaos theory trilogy (now called complexity theory). The first two books, Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform, and Change Forces: The Sequel focused on understanding the real complexity of educational reform in action, this book provides new insights and lessons for change concerning moral purpose and what is called tri-level reform – the school and community, the local district, and the state.

It draws on reform initiatives across many levels and countries so that the ideas are grounded in the reality of actual projects and findings as the forces of change play themselves out within and across the three levels. Exciting new possibilities are identified when Michael Fullan takes up the daunting question of how systems can be ‘guided’ not ‘managed’ to change for the better. It is both deeply theoretical and powerfully practical.

Published by RoutledgeFalmer, 2003