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Teachers as educational change agents: what do we currently know?: Findings from a systematic review

Teachers as educational change agents: what do we currently know?: Findings from a systematic review
Teachers as educational change agents: what do we currently know?: Findings from a systematic review
Change agents are individuals who can successfully transform aspects of how organisations operate. In education, teachers as change agents are increasingly seen as vital to the successful operation of schools and self-improving school systems. To date, however, there has been no systematic investigation of the nature and role of teacher change agents. To address this knowledge gap, we undertook a systematic review into five key areas regarding teachers as change agents. After reviewing 70 outputs we found that current literature predominantly positions teacher change agents as the deliverers of top-down change, with the possibility of bottom-up educational reform currently neglected.
teacher change agents, educational change agents, school change, school system change, self-improving school systems, systematic review
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Brown, Chris, White, Robert and Kelly, Anthony (2021) Teachers as educational change agents: what do we currently know?: Findings from a systematic review. Emerald Open Research, 3 (26), 1-15, [10.35241/emeraldopenres.14385.1]. (doi:10.35241/emeraldopenres.14385.1).

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Change agents are individuals who can successfully transform aspects of how organisations operate. In education, teachers as change agents are increasingly seen as vital to the successful operation of schools and self-improving school systems. To date, however, there has been no systematic investigation of the nature and role of teacher change agents. To address this knowledge gap, we undertook a systematic review into five key areas regarding teachers as change agents. After reviewing 70 outputs we found that current literature predominantly positions teacher change agents as the deliverers of top-down change, with the possibility of bottom-up educational reform currently neglected.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 October 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 October 2021
Keywords: teacher change agents, educational change agents, school change, school system change, self-improving school systems, systematic review

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Local EPrints ID: 452325
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/452325
PURE UUID: 873fdfbc-9ed1-4786-b5bb-40bf3339306d
ORCID for Anthony Kelly: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4664-8585

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Date deposited: 07 Dec 2021 17:39
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 02:51

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Author: Chris Brown
Author: Robert White
Author: Anthony Kelly ORCID iD

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