EDU 8303 Policy/Organizational Change/Education

Organizational change is never easy. However, in today's era of accountability changes are necessary if public schools are going to be able to meet the lofty federal standards set by No Child Left Behind. Educational leaders must have the capacity to implement researched based strategies to improve student achievement on a campus or district wide basis. This course will survey some of the more notable literature on organizational change as it relates to the public school context. Students will learn how to involve all stakeholders in the planning and implementation process. They will learn how to measure participant's stages of concern and levels of use and how to move any educational initiative the optional leaders of the campus and the predictable patterns associated with the change process. Being a facilitator of change is essential if new or practicing educational leaders are going to be able to implement their visions for educational excellence.


3 Credits