Educational Change SIG 155
SIG Purpose

This SIG adopts an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding many aspects of educational change, including large-scale reform, school-initiated change, school improvement, and classroom-level change.


SIG Member Publication Corner

New books and publications from Educational Change SIG members:


Patrick Blessinger

Blessinger, W. P. (2017, March 3). Revolutionising the global knowledge society. University World News. 


Dean Fink:

Fink, D. (2016). (Ed.). Trust and verify: The real keys to school improvement. UCL IOE Press. 


Patrick McQuillan:

Noble, A., & McQuillan, P., Littenberg-Tobias, J. (Forthcoming). "A lifelong classroom:" Social studies educators' engagement with professional learning networks on Twitter. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 

Kershner, B. & McQuillan, P. J. (2016). Complex adaptive schools: Educational leadership and school change. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education 16(1).

Noble, A., McQuillan, P., Wangia, S., & Soules, K. (Forthcoming). The emergence of student-centered teaching in professional learning networks on Twitter: The role of choice and voice. In M. Grassetti & S. Brookby (Eds.)., Advancing Next-Generation Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications (n.p.) Hershey: IGI Global. 


Susan Elliott-Johns 

Elliott-Johns, S. E. (2016). The long and winding road: Reflection on experience of becoming teacher educator. In M. Hayler & J. Williams (Eds.). Professional learning through transitions and transformations: Teacher educators’ journeys of becoming (pp. 79-94). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Publications.

Elliott-Johns, S. E. (2015). (Ed.). Leadership for change in teacher education: Voices of Canadian Deans of Education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Elliott-Johns, S. E. & Jarvis, D.H. (Eds). (2013). Perspectives on transitions in schooling and instructional practice. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.


Corrie Stone-Johnson

Stone-Johnson, C. (2016). Generational identity, generational change, and school leadership. Rutledge. 


Jennie Weiner

Burton, L. & Weiner, J. (forthcoming). “They were really looking for a male leader for the building”: Gender, identity and leadership development in a principal preparation program. Frontiers in Psychology.

Edmondson, A.C.,* Higgins, M.C., Singer, S.J. and Weiner, J. (forthcoming). Understanding psychological safety in healthcare and education organizations: A comparative perspective. Research in Human Development. [* Authorship alphabetical]

Weiner, J. M., & Torres, A. C. (2016). Different location or different map? Investigating charter school teachers’ professional identities. Teaching and Teacher Education53, 75-86.

Weiner, J. (forthcoming) Under my thumb: Principals’ difficulty releasing decision-making to their Instructional Leadership Team. Journal of School Leadership

Watts, L. & Blessinger, P. (2016). Creative learning in higher education: International  perspectives and approaches . New York, NY: Routledge Publishing. See

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Professional Opportunities

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