Implementing Change Through Learning
Concerns-Based Concepts, Tools, and Strategies for Guiding Change
- Shirley M. Hord - Learning Forward
- James L. Roussin - Executive Director, Generative Human Systems
Foreword and Finale by Gene E. Hall
School Change & Reform
Lead successful, lasting reform in your school or district!
There’s no doubt about it: real educational reform happens one school at a time, one classroom at a time. No matter what change your school or district is facing, this definitive book shows how to involve teachers and staff as partners, every step of the way.
Shirley Hord and Gene Hall are highly acclaimed experts on K–12 change management with their Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a rigorously field-tested approach that has benefitted schools and districts for more than two decades. Now this respected team, joined by co-author James Roussin, shares their hands-on techniques with you in this practical guide. This complete change management program enables you to
- Understand, predict, and address educator concerns and reactions that may arise during the change process
- Use a series of powerful Learning Map activities to guide and support individuals and teams to navigate their own change efforts successfully
- Promote collaboration and learning throughout a change initiative, transforming skeptics into supporters
- Experience the CBAM model in action through a running case study
Implementing Change Through Learning offers realistic, people-centered strategies that help you develop trust and credibility with all teachers and staff involved, setting a foundation for reform that lasts.
"Change requires learning and learning produces change. Hord, Roussin, and Hall generously 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 for implementing 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?”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Preface: What You Will Find in This Book