In this first in a regular series of change stories collected over the past six months, we hear from Elena Oncevska from Macedonia. Elena highlights issues in implementation of a large-scale change project within the Macedonian State school system which, rather than solving any problems within the system, only served to increase teacher stress.
Sadly, Elena’s story is not unusual. Many large-scale change programmes are constructed without thinking about their impact on teacher well-being. In fact, without doing so, the system runs the risk of demotivating teachers and at worst, losing them to other sectors.
- Have you experienced a well-intentioned change programme that got it wrong? What happened?
- What was the best large-scale change programme you have been involved in? How did it succeed?
Tell us your story…