Extending Educational Reform: From One School to Many by Amanda DatnowExtending Educational Reform: From One School to Many by Amanda Datnow

Extending Educational Reform: From One School to Many

byAmanda Datnow, Lea Hubbard, Hugh Mehan

Hardcover | May 3, 2002

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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.
Title:Extending Educational Reform: From One School to ManyFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 3, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415240697

ISBN - 13:9780415240697

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"[The] observations, analyses, and conclusions of datnow, Hubbard and Mehan can prompt essential reflection on the process and outcomes of the implementation, illuminate areas of strength, accord, conflict and so on that might otherwise go unnoticed and unattended."-Anthropology and Education Quarterly, March 2003 "This valuable book describes an impressive array of designs for school reform, explains how reform happens, and how the context shapes reform implementation."-Future Survey 6 June 2002