Concerns-Based Concepts, Tools, and Strategies for Guiding Change
"Change requires learning and learning produces change. Hord, Roussin, and Hallgenerously provide the tools educators need to promote the learning necessary to achieve the change they seek to make."
"Few ideas in education are more fundamental to our understanding of the change process than those described in this book. The Stages of Concern addressing individual’s feelings and perceptions, the Levels of Use describing the gradual development of expertise, and Innovation Configurations that consider the fidelity of innovation implementation, provide the basis for nearly all models of change. Shirley and Jim, who have been a part of this crucial work from the very beginning, present these fundamental elements in a modern context and show how they are just as relevant today as they were when developed nearly four decades ago. It is a “Must Read” for every educational leader who wants to successfully navigate the difficult and complex process of change."
"If you're working in or with schools, you should follow the path of change so elegantly mapped out in this book. Hord, Roussin, and Hall give us all the guideposts we need along the route for a successful journey. Based in long standing research with fool proof processes, you can't go wrong when applying their wise course of action. It's a must read for principals."
"Once again, Hord, Roussin, and Hall have produced a compelling and practical guide for school leaders who are serious about implementing schoolwide change in a thoughtful, caring manner."
"Implementing Change Through Learning provides educators with accessible, powerful tools for understanding and implementing transformational change processes in schools. There are insights and resources in this book that any school leader taking on the challenge of school improvement can embrace."
"The authors expertly offer practical, concrete, specific strategies and tools for moving the dream of change into goals for change. This book is valuable to any professional educator serious about implementing change successfully."
"This book delivers on being a true how-to forimplementing change.We need new tools to actually guide us through difficult processes within this social science we live in and try to impact daily. These tools are timely and thought provoking."
“What better time than now to rekindle the flame of teacher-centered and teacher-led school reform?”
Shirley M. Hord, PhD, is the scholar laureate of Learning Forward (previously National Staff Development Council), following her retirement as Scholar Emerita at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Texas. There she directed the Strategies for Increasing Student Success Program. She continues to design and coordinate professional development activities related to educational change and improvement, school leadership, and the creation of professional learning communities.
Her early roles as elementary school classroom teacher and university science education faculty at The University of Texas at Austin were followed by her appointment as co-director of Research on the Improvement Process at the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education at The University of Texas at Austin. There she administered and conducted research on school improvement and the role of school leaders in school change.
She served as a fellow of the National Center for Effective Schools Research and Development and was U.S. representative to the Foundation for the International School Improvement Project, an international effort that develops research, training, and policy initiatives to support local school improvement practices.
In addition to working with educators at all levels across the U.S. and Canada, Hord makes presentations and consults in Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Mexico.
Her current interests focus on the creation and functioning of educational organizations as learning communities and the role of leaders who serve such organizations. Dr. Hord is the author of numerous articles and books, of which a selection of the most recent are: Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes, 3rd ed (with Gene E. Hall, 2011); Reclaiming Our Teaching Profession: The Power of Educators Learning in Community (with Edward F. Tobia, 2012); A Playbook for Professional Learning: Putting the Standards Into Action (with Stephanie Hirsh, 2012). James L. Roussin, M.A.L.S., has been committed to improving teaching and learning in schools across the US and abroad throughout his professional career. He has worked as a Language Arts Teacher, Gifted Coordinator, ESL Coordinator, Curriculum Director, Executive Director of Teaching, Learning & School Improvement, Adjunct Professor, and Educational Consultant.
Jim is currently working as a Strategic Change Consultant and is the Executive Director for Generative Learning. Website: http://www.generative-learning.com
Jim helped to revitalize the Minnesota Staff Development Council from 1998 2004 and served as its President for four of those years. He has also served as a board of trustee on the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward).
He is a teaching associate for Human Systems Dynamics (an institute that is using complexity theory to impact organizational development work). He is also a le...
Foreword by Gene E. Hall Preface The Contents of This Book Learning Map Reference Chart Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Introduction Six Beliefs About Change Critical Understandings An Informal Introduction EveryWhere School District 2. Six Strategies: Moving From Adoption to Full Implementation Everywhere Begins the Implementation Journey Learning Map 2.1: Explaining Six Research-Based Strategies for Change Learning Map 2.2: Planning Strategies for A Change Effort Learning Map 2.3: Reviewing the Literature on Structural and Relational Conditions for Change Learning Map 2.4: Assessing Change Readiness 3. Innovation Configurations: Creating a Vision of the Change EveryWhere Begins Creating A Vision for Their Changes Learning Map 3.1: Articulating the Need for Precision About the Change Learning Map 3.2: Identifying Structures of An Innovation Configuration Map Learning Map 3.3: Creating an IC Map With Guided Practice Learning Map 3.4: Developing an IC Map Independently Learning Map 3.5: Reviewing and Revising the Map Learning Map 3.6: Field Testing and Revising the Map Learning Map 3.7: Sharing the Map With Implementers Learning Map 3.8: Using an IC Map for Developing an Implementation Plan 4. Stages of Concern: Understanding Individuals EveryWhere Considers the Compelling Case for Concerns Learning Map 4.1: Considering the Compelling Case for Concerns Learning Map 4.2: Generating Responses to Concerns Learning Map 4.3: Collecting Concerns Data 5. Levels of Use: Using Innovations EveryWhere Meets Levels of Use Learning Map 5.1: Articulating Behaviors Associated with the Use of Innovations Learning Map 5.2: Identifying the Level of Use of Individuals Learning Map 5.3: Collecting Levels of Use Data Everywhere's Journey Comes to an End, or Does It? Implementing Change Through Learning Finale by Gene E. Hall References Additional Resources for The Concerns-Based Adoption Model Index