Introduction. Introduction: Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Change. I. Contexts. Educational Change: Easier Said than Done. Globalization and Educational Change.-Markets, Choices and Educational Change. New Information Technologies and the Ambiguous Future of Schooling - Some Possible Scenarios. Public Education in a Corporate-Dominated Culture. Cultural Difference and Educational Change in a Sociopolitical Context. Language Issues and Educational Change. The Politics of Gender and Educational Change: Managing Gender or Changing Gender Relations? School-Family-Community Partnerships and Educational Change: International Perspectives. II. Challenges. Restructuring and Renewal: Capturing the Power of Democracy. Redefining Teachers, Reculturing Schools: Connections, Commitments and Challenges. The Micropolitics of Educational Change. The Emotions of Teaching and Educational Change. Organization, Market and Community as Strategies for Change: What Works Best for Deep Changes in Schools. Authenticity and Educational Change. Organizational Learning and Educational Change. Policy and Change: Getting Beyond Bureaucracy.
This volume of the International Handbook of Educational Change deals with the idea and necessity of extending change - conceptually and in action. Extending educational change means making existing approaches to educational change work more effectively in more places, and deepening our understanding sensitivity to those whose interests are at stake. Who benefits and who loses? How do these interests and how we address them affect what kinds of changes we pursue? What challenges does all this pose for the change process itself? Like other volumes in the series, this book brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world.