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Fullan Michael (2006). « The futur of educational change : system thinkers in action ». Journal of Educational Change, vol. 7, n° 3, octobre, p. 113–122. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Fullan2006a
Categories: General
Keywords: leadership, politique Ă©ducative
Creators: Fullan
Collection: Journal of Educational Change
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In addressing the future agenda of educational change, this paper advances the notion of sustainability as a key factor in developing a new kind of leadership. This new leadership, if enduring, large scale change is desired, needs to go beyond the successes of increasing student achievement and move toward leading organizations to sustainability. Currently, there is a lack of development of leaders toward system thinking. An argument is made for linking systems thinking with sustainability in order to transform an organization or a system. In order to accomplish this goal, it is necessary to change not only individuals but also systems. The way to change systems is to foster the development of practitioners who are “system thinkers in action.‷0i0k0i0n0d0x Such leaders widen their sphere of engagement by interacting with other schools in a process we call lateral capacity building. When several leaders act this way they actually change the context in which they work. Eight elements of sustainability, which will enable leaders to become more effective at leading organizations toward sustainability, are presented. Within the explication of the eight elements, prior research is considered, difficulties are surfaced, and challenges are issued to change contextual conditions in order to effect large scale, sustainable educational change.
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