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Quality Implementation
Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make "What Works" Actually Work

  • Jenni Donohoo - Education Consultant
  • Steven Katz - Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd. and Faculty Member, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto


July 2019 | 128 pages | Corwin
Harness the power of collective efficacy to achieve quality implementation! 
Designed to overcome a common barrier to successful implementation of school improvement efforts--entrenched belief systems--this book digs deeper into the power of collective efficacy. Teams with a strong sense of collective efficacy devise ways to make “what’s supposed to work” actually work, and find ways to exercise control over challenges that surround them. In addition to the examples from both inside and outside of education, readers will find
Ways to create environments that tap into mastery as the number one source of collective efficacy 
• Methods to strengthen vicarious experiences through observational learning
Examination of social persuasion and affective states as additional sources of collective efficacy

Expanding on this critically-important topic, this book accentuates the importance of collective efficacy as the single most important driver of student achievement and the key to successful implementation. This book is the spark you need to look at implementation in a completely new light.


 
List of Figures, Tables, and Resources
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: BELIEFS AS THE FOUNDATION TO QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION
 
Chapter 1 The Elusive Quest for Quality Implementation
We Already Know What’s “Supposed” to Work in Schools

 
Quality Implementation Defined

 
The Problem of Getting to Quality Implementation

 
Beliefs Matter

 
Educators’ Beliefs

 
In Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2 Why Implementation Frequently Fails
Collective Efficacy

 
Diminished Efficacy Is a Barrier to Quality Implementation

 
Collective Efficacy’s Role in Team Motivation

 
Diminished Collective Efficacy Results in a Reduction of Goals and Effort

 
Collective Efficacy Beliefs Shape Experience

 
In Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 3 Collective Efficacy as an Enabler of Quality Implementation
Integrating Daily Physical Activity in Elementary Schools

 
How Collective Efficacy Drives Quality Implementation

 
How Teams Exercise Control

 
Motivational Investments

 
How Goal Setting Influences Motivation

 
How Causal Attributions Influence Motivation

 
The Pygmalion Effect

 
In Conclusion

 
 
PART II: FOSTERING BELIEFS TO REALIZE QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION
 
Chapter 4 Creating Mastery Moments
Mastery Experiences

 
Key Features of Mastery Environments

 
There Is an Open-to-Learning Stance

 
There Is an Orientation Toward Mastery Goals

 
Teams Engage in Joint Work Characterized by Positive Interdependence

 
The Thunder Cape Rescue

 
Progress Is Monitored Based on Success Criteria

 
Implications for Practice

 
A Focus on Learning Together

 
A Focus on Cause-and-Effect Relationships

 
A Focus on Goal-Directed Behavior

 
A Focus on Purposeful Practice

 
In Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 5 Learning Vicariously
Key Features of Vicarious Experiences

 
Similarity

 
Reinforcement

 
Attention, Retention, Reproduction, and Motivation

 
Psychological Safety

 
Implications for Practice

 
Establishing a Culture That Enables Observational Learning

 
Structures and Protocols for Observational Learning

 
Guiding Observational Learning

 
In Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 6 Convincing Teams That They Have What It Takes
Social Persuasion and Affective States: Two Additional Sources of Collective Efficacy

 
Using Social Persuasion to Influence Collective Efficacy

 
Cognitive Dissonance

 
Social Judgment Theory

 
The Narrative Paradigm

 
In Conclusion

 
References

 
Index

 

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