The Transformation Process

Guidance for Your Change Process

Since 2000, most of my research has focused on advancing knowledge about the process for transforming a school system to PCBE.  I have identified a set of values and principles that enhance the success of a transformation process.  I have also identified guidance in the form of activities that should be done in a sequence (phases and steps, like forming a team) and activities that should be done continuously throughout the process (like building and maintaining motivation for change).  

Part 2 of my book, Vision and Action (see on the right) provides the most detailed and up-to-date information about this work in a format and style designed for educators and parents.

Earlier, more scholarly work on which this book is based includes the following conceptual publications (newest to oldest):

Reigeluth, C. M., & Duffy, F. M. (2019).  The School System Transformation Process: Guidance for paradigm change in school districts.  In J. M. Spector, B. Lockee, & M. Childress (Eds.), Learning, design, and technology: An international compendium of theory, research, practice, and policy. New York, NY: Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17727-4_96-1

Joseph, R., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2010).  The systemic change process in education: A conceptual framework.   Contemporary Educational Technology. 1(2), 97-117. 

Duffy, F.M., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2008).   The school system transformation (SST) protocol.   Educational Technology, 48(4), 41-49.  Also published as Duffy, F.M., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2010).  The SST protocol.  In F. M. Duffy (Ed.), Dream! create! sustain!: Mastering the art & science of transforming school systems (pp. 315-340). Leading Systemic School Improvement Series, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Reigeluth, C.M., & Duffy, F.M.  (2007).  Trends and issues in P-12 educational change (Chapter 21).  In R.A. Reiser & J.V. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (2nd ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Reigeluth, C.M., & Stinson, D.H.  (2007).  The Decatur story: Reinvention of a school corporation.  Culture and climate: The personality of school governance.  The Indiana School Boards Association Journal, 53(4), 11-13.

 

Reigeluth, C.M., & Stinson, D.H.  (2007).  The Decatur story: Reinvention of a school corporation.  Collaboration: Developing partners in education.  The Indiana School Boards Association Journal, 53(3), 13-15.

Reigeluth, C.M., & Stinson, D.H.  (2007).  The Decatur story: Reinvention of a school corporation.  Leadership and empowerment in Decatur’s school transformation.  The Indiana School Boards Association Journal, 53(2), 13-15.

Reigeluth, C.M., & Stinson, D.H.  (2007).  The Decatur story: Reinvention of a school corporation.  Mission and values for Decatur’s school transformation. The Indiana School Boards Association Journal, 53(1), 17-19.

Jenlink, P.M., Reigeluth, C.M., Carr, A.A., & Nelson, L.M.  (1998).  Guidelines for facilitating systemic change in school districts.  Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 15(3), 217-233.  DOI 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1743(199805/06)15:3%3C217::AID-SRES223%3E3.0.CO;2-N

Jenlink, P.M., Reigeluth, C.M., Carr, A.A., & Nelson, L.M.  (Jan. 1996).  An expedition for change: Facilitating the systemic change process in school districts.  Tech Trends, 41(1), 21-30.

Reigeluth, C.M.  (1995).  A conversation on guidelines for the process of facilitating systemic change in education.  Systems Practice, 8(3), 315-328.  DOI: 10.1007/BF02250479

Reigeluth, C.M.  (1993).  Principles of educational systems design International Journal of Educational Research, 19(2), 117-131.

 

New Book!     2020
Vision and Action:
Reinventing Schools through Personalized Competency-Based Education 
  By Charles M. Reigeluth & Jennifer R. Karnopp

The purpose of this book is to help teams of educators (teachers, administrators, staff, coaches, facilitators, and even board members), parents, and students to transform their school systems to personalized competency-based education.  We offer proven ideas and methods both for a vision of PCBE and for the action (or process) for trans-forming your school or district to that vision.

During my 11 years facilitating the transformation process in the Indianapolis Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township, my graduate students, Decatur collaborators, and I learned a lot about how to improve the process.  The following are the most useful publications on this oldest to newest).

Joseph, R.  (2003).  Formative research on a design theory to facilitate systemic change in public school districts.  Doctoral Dissertation.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

Joseph, R., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2005).  Formative research on an early stage of the systemic change process in a small school district.  British Journal of Educational Technology, 36 (6), 937–956.

Lee, S., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2007).  Community involvement in Decatur's Journey Toward Excellence.  In F.M. Duffy & P.L. Chance (Eds.), Strategic communication during whole-system change.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Richter, K.B.  (2007).  Integration of a decision-making process and a learning process in a newly formed leadership team for systemic transformation of a school district.  Doctoral Dissertation.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University. 

Watson, S.L., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2008).  Community members’ perceptions on social, cultural changes and its implication for educational transformation in a small school district community.  Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, 5(1), 45-65.

Pascoe, S.M.  (2008).  Factors influencing attendance for a leadership team in a school district.  Doctoral Dissertation.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

Watson, S.L.  (2008).  Somebody's gotta fight for them: A disadvantaged and marginalized alternative school's culture of learning and its case of change.  Doctoral Dissertation.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

Pascoe, D.  (2009).  Effects of personality type on the consensus-building performance of a leadership team.  Doctoral Dissertation.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

 

Chen, Z., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2010).  Communication in a leadership team for systemic change in a school district.  Contemporary Educational Technology. 1(3), 233-254.

Richter, K., & Reigeluth, C.M.  (2010).  Systemic transformation in public school systems.  In F. M. Duffy (Ed.), Dream! create! sustain!: Mastering the art & science of transforming school systems (pp. 288-315). Leading Systemic School Improvement Series. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Research Publications