By Colin Newton, Tony Tarrant
Written through academic psychologists, this crucial relief indicates how switch will be controlled to extend task delight and steer clear of pointless rigidity and clash. * bargains sensible suggestion for faculties with motion plans * outlines the mechanics and methods in self-appraisal * analyses the main tools for selling powerful switch * indicates how you can visual display unit, evaluate and overview swap * examines a few suggestions together with session, negotiation, venture improvement and in-service education
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You will soon come to realise that it is not really feasible to put these forward reactively, in response to some incident, without making them seem less positive. The context of proposals is an important element in how they are interpreted and received. An innocuous phrase such as ‘wanting to have friendly and co-operative dealings with colleagues on the staff’ could be interpreted as ‘I like people who don’t come to me with problems, and I don’t much like people who do’ if 18 Managing change in schools articulated in the context of requests for help or problem-solving.
What teachers ought to remember after they retire or on social occasions should be the achievements and changes they were associated with, not the daily problems, however difficult the basic conditions may have been. Discussions have to be reflected in action to give any sense of achievement. There are many alternative explanations for change or lack of change and there is a helpful and detailed literature referring to organisations and their social psychology (Katz and Kahn, 1978). An essential point is to be aware of broader perspectives but not to substitute this for looking positively at change short-term.
It is important that, before embarking upon a substantial evaluation exercise, you are very clear as to your purposes. What exactly do you need to evaluate? • What areas do you need to be most clear about before you plan change? • What areas of your school are you most concerned about? • Which areas are likely to be open to some degree of change in the near future? • Which areas of change may be the easiest to implement? • Do you need to carry out a wide-ranging review of your organisation? Evaluating your organisation 35 • Have you gained agreement for the evaluation process from other key persons in that organisation?
Managing Change In Schools: A Practical Handbook (Educational Management) by Colin Newton, Tony Tarrant