After the series of consultations from the Canadian Education Association (ACE) to identify what stands in the way of change, here is a must-eat book, the book " Change in Quebec schools », By Marc-André Girard, published by Éditions Reynald Goulet.
Why would anyone want to change its practices since they are already working well? This is a finding made by several teachers who see the tide of technology surging in their environment and who wonder if all of this is really necessary. And those who innovate, change, dare, try, make mistakes, and start over again may sometimes wonder if it is all worth it, if it really helps their students.
This book, which is a real delight for technophile educators, will shake those who are less so or who deliberately resist. The author, in fact, has taken care to support and document almost each of his statements by scientific and philosophical sources (notably the recognized principles of resistance to change), or by his own experience of teaching and directing d 'school. With each shocking statement, he predicts negative reactions and shields them from other examples or data. A real tool of persuasion for those who sometimes feel a little lonely on their side!
Finally, it helps fuel the debate on the professionalization of teaching. The author indeed considers it essential in the profound context of change in society, of which the school must be part.
Change in the Quebec school environment makes it possible to demystify several behaviors, attitudes and situations linked to change in the world of education by referring to different models from philosophy, sports, and various scientific theories.
For those who believe that change is often difficult, if not impossible, the author demonstrates the opposite and suggests different ways to introduce change in his school by being positive agents of change.
To read also on the subject, Mario Asselin's analysis.
To get it, go to the website of Éditions Reynald Goulet.
24.95 $ paper format
19.95 $ digital format