Where minds meet, there lies the change vector. I have for a long time been fascinated by the way in which change, and specifically educational change, is managed. More often than not it seems, minds fail to meet in a crucial change-space. They either unwittingly zip past each other, deliberately avoid one another, or worse still, collide with excruciating force. This paper examines the interrelated role of government, the public service and teachers in successfully transitioning major change. It is argued that unless these bodies operate in synchrony, change negotiation is likely to be hampered. To this end, a model of ‘cyclical integration’ is presented and supported by driving questions for each of the three agencies facilitating the change process. Although it is considered that these questions are sufficiently broad to encompass change management across any number of enterprises, what is being considered in this paper is the arena of education.
Berlach, R. G. (2010). Managing major educational change: Is the Cyclical Integration Model the answer?' in G. Tchibozo (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Vol. 1, Strasbourg (France), Analytrics.
Berlach, R. G. (2010). Managing major educational change: Is the Cyclical Integration Model the answer? Paper presened at the 2nd International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. Paris, France, 21-24 July.