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The New Meaning of Educational Change

reviewed by Daniel Linden Duke - July 03, 2007

coverTitle: The New Meaning of Educational Change
Author(s): Michael Fullan
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415439574 , Pages: 297, Year: 2007
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When Michael Fullan produces a book, even if it is a fourth edition, high expectations are in order.  At this point in his long and distinguished career, Fullan, to use Tom Wolfe’s expression, is “a man in full.” His website, www.michaelfullan.ca, identifies him as “an international leader on education change.” The website goes on to state that “he has developed a number of partnerships designed to bring about major school improvements and is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluation of change projects around the world.” Interestingly, no reference is made to Fullan’s role as a researcher. No one can dispute the fact that Fullan is a “doer” with a wide angle of vision and an abiding commitment to improve the process of schooling. Whenever he writes, and he is a prolific writer, he draws on a rich array of experiences above the battlements of education reform. While there are obvious benefits... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 03, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14543, Date Accessed: 6/4/2020 7:49:58 AM

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  • Daniel Duke
    University of Virginia
    DANIEL L. DUKE is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include organizational change, school improvement, organizational history, and school leadership. His most recent books are The Challenges of Educational Change and Educational Empire: The Evolution of an Excellent Suburban School System.
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