Chapter 7: Educational Organizations: Managing Change to Improve Student Learning
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker®: Vol. III: Change Management


Schools have little control over the individual needs of students and the economic conditions within a community. Regardless, educational leaders must meet the needs of all students to improve individual student performance (Ramirez, 2002). Therefore, educational organizations must change to meet the varied demands of funding limitations, student need, and student learning. This article proposes two strategies administrators can use to mange imposed change and to manage a long-term remediation plan to improve student performance. An imposed change is required when an educational organization needs an urgent change in policy and practice for immediate success. A long-term remediation plan is purposeful in developing programs that align curriculum, instruction, and assessment within a school through communities of practice.
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