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Extending Educational Reform : From One School to Many - Amanda Datnow

Extending Educational Reform

From One School to Many

Hardcover Published: 14th March 2002
ISBN: 9780415240697
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

'The book will be recommended for my students as an essential read. Large-scale reform is taking off and there are so few books on the topic.' - Professor Michael Fullan; 'This is currently a very important area of focus for school reform and I believe that the proposed book would provide a timely overview.' - Professor David Hopkins

Introduction
Why and How Are Schools Adopting Reforms Now?
Is All Change Local? The 'Problem' of Context and the Politics of Race, Class and Gender
Changing Teachers' Work Through External Reform Design
"Building the Plane While its Flying" - The Evolving Design Team
The Life Cycle of External Reform Models: Implementation, Sustainability and Expiration
"Is it Working?" Measuring Reform Success
Conclusion - Working Together for School Change
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ISBN: 9780415240697
ISBN-10: 0415240697
Series: Educational Change and Development Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 14th March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 17.68  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1