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Extending Educational Reform: From One School to Many / Edition 1

Extending Educational Reform: From One School to Many / Edition 1

by Amanda Datnow, Lea Hubbard, Hugh Mehan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415240700

ISBN-13: 9780415240703

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In an effort to improve student achievement, thousands of US schools have adopted school reform models devised externally by universities and other organizations. Such models have been successful in improving individual schools or groups of schools, but what happens when educational reform attempts to extend from one school to many?
Through qualitative data from

Overview

In an effort to improve student achievement, thousands of US schools have adopted school reform models devised externally by universities and other organizations. Such models have been successful in improving individual schools or groups of schools, but what happens when educational reform attempts to extend from one school to many?
Through qualitative data from several studies, this book explores what happens when school reform 'goes to scale'. Topics covered include:
*why and how schools are adopting reforms
*the influence of the local context and wider constraints on the implementation of reform
*teachers and principals as change agents in schools
*the evolution of reform design teams
*the implementation, sustainability and expiration of reform, and its impact on educational change
Each chapter concludes with guidelines for policy and practice.
This book will be of interest to educational leaders and staff developers, educational researchers and policy makers, in the US and internationally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415240703
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Educational Change and Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction


2. Why and How Are Schools Adopting Reforms Now?
3. Is All Change Local? The 'Problem' of Context and the Politics of Race, Class and Gender
4. Changing Teachers' Work Through External Reform Design
5. "Building the Plane While its Flying" - The Evolving Design Team
6. The Life Cycle of External Reform Models: Implementation, Sustainability and Expiration
7. "Is it Working?" Measuring Reform Success
8. Conclusion - Working Together for School Change


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