Extending Educational Reform: From One School to Many by Amanda Datnow
In an effort to improve student achievement, thousands of American schools have adopted models for school reform that were outsourced by universities and other organizations. These models have succeeded in…
Extending Educational Reform synopsis
In an effort to improve student achievement, thousands of American schools have adopted models for schoolreform that were outsourced by universities and other organizations. These models have succeeded in improving individual schools or school groups, but what happens when educationalreform tries to extend from school to school? Through qualitative data from several studies, this book explores what happens when schoolreform reaches scale.
Topics covered include: * Why and how schools adopt reforms * Impact of local context and wider constraints on implementation of reform * Teachers and managers as agents of change in schools * Development of reform design teams * Implementation, sustainability and expiry of reform, and its impact on educational change, concludes with guidelines Policy and practice. This book will be of interest to education leaders and staff, educational researchers and policymakers, in the United States and internationally..
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