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ERIC Number: ED494134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 320
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7425-4730-2ISBN-978-0-7425-4730-8
Scale Up in Education. Volume 1: Ideas in Principle
Schneider, Barbara Ed.; McDonald, Sarah-Kathryn Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"Scale Up in Education, Volume 1: Ideas in Principle" examines the challenges of "scaling up" from a multidisciplinary perspective. It brings together contributions from disciplines that routinely take promising innovations to scale, including medicine, business, engineering, computing, and education. Together the contributors explore appropriate methods for estimating the effects of innovations in larger, more diverse settings and provide theories and models to guide the design of innovations most likely to remain viable at large scales. Specially-commissioned commentaries also discuss the analytical requirements and theoretical possibilities of a program of educational research on scale-up built upon these foundations. This volume is ideally suited for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students charged with determining the effectiveness of educational interventions. With its insights into the conceptual and methodological prerequisites for obtaining rigorous, actionable evidence of intervention effects, the volume provides reading for program evaluation courses in schools of education and public policy. The book contains fourteen chapters encapsulated into four major parts as follows: Part I, Conceptualizing Scale-Up: An Educational Perspective, contains the first 4 chapters: (1) Educational Innovation and the Problem of Scale (David K. Cohen and Deborah Loewenberg Ball); (2) Principles for Scaling Up: Choosing, Measuring Effects, and Promoting Widespread Use of Educational Innovation (Eva L. Baker); (3) Generalizability of Treatment Effects: Psychometrics and Education (Larry V. Hedges); and (4) Estimating the Effects of Educational Interventions (Charles S. Reichardt). Part II, Modeling Scale-Up: Lessons from Other Fields, contains these 4 chapters: (5) Scaling from Prototype to Production: A Managed Process Perspective from Industrial Engineering and Management (James G. Conley and Robert C. Wolcott); (6) From Efficacy to Effectiveness: Translating Randomized Controlled Trial Findings into Treatment Standards in the Health Professions (James J. Dignam); (7) Linking Program Implementation and Effectiveness: Lessons from a Pooled Sample of Welfare to Work Experiments (Howard S. Bloom, Carolyn J. Hill, and James A. Riccio); and (8) Forecasting the Effects of Scaling Up Social Programs: An Economics Perspective (Robert A. Moffit). Part III, Breaking Boundaries: Successful Scale-Up in Transforming Organizations, contains the following chapters: (9) Breaking Boundaries: Scaling Collaboration in Time and Space (Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman); (10) Socio-Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study (Saskia Sassen); and (11) Measuring and Managing Successful Organizational Scale-Up (Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle). Part IV, Synthesizing Concepts of Scale-Up for Education, concludes this volume with these final chapters: (12) Toward a Program of Research on Scale-Up: Analytical Requirements and Theoretical Possibilities (Mark A. Constas and Kevin L. Brown); (13) Successful Scale-Up in Three Stages: Insights and Challenges for Educational Research and Practice (Paul Horwitz); and (14) Technology and Scale-Up: Implications for Research and Practice (Sarah-Kathryn McDonald and Michelle Llosa). [For "Scale Up in Education: Volume 2: Issues in Practice," see ED494135.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
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