ERIC Number: ED470112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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Large Scale Interventions: An Historical Case Study of Florida Schoolyear, 2000.
Russo-Converso, Judith A.
This research study focuses an historical case study on a large-scale intervention called Florida SchoolYear (SY2000), which was a visionary example of how the state of Florida tried to design and develop a means for delivering quality education. By studying the Florida SY2000 Initiative, this research study examined issue-oriented questions (impacts and influences) that confronted those individuals and groups who sponsored and advocated a large-scale reform effort designed to drive educational change in Florida K-12 schools. Conveying the research findings through an historical case study allowed the story to unfold as each informant had his/her own perspective and story to tell, from which, collectively, patterns, understandings, and recommendations were drawn. The outcome of this research study was the presentation of SY2000 sponsors' and advocates' perceptions of what happened during SY2000, what they believed should have happened, and what they wished would happen in future education reform efforts. These individuals were selected based on their leadership or influential roles and positions held during SY2000. Data that emerged via surveys and interviews addressed: factors that affected the implementation of SY2000 (differing cultures, leadership, vision, buy-in, sustained commitment, and change process); costs of implementation factors (research and development, allocation of resources, measurable results, time and technology use and support); and lessons learned (perceived effects of SY2000, obstacle of misaligned cultures, value of research and development, importance of deciding whether to redesign or recreate, critically of having shared vision and mission, and the power of strong leadership). (Contains 11 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida