You are here

Quality Implementation

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
About the Authors
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  
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  
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  

Preview this book

Purchasing options

Volume Discounts Available

contact corwin

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781544354255

Order from: