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ERIC Number: ED517575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Getting Ideas into Action: Building Networked Improvement Communities in Education. Carnegie Perspectives
Bryk, Anthony S.; Gomez, Louis M.; Grunow, Alicia
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
In this Carnegie essay by Anthony Bryk, Louis Gomez and Alicia Grunow, the authors argue that the social organization of the research enterprise is badly broken and a very different alternative is needed. They instead support a science of improvement research and introduce the idea of a networked improvement community that creates the purposeful collective action needed to solve complex educational problems. The essay builds off an earlier essay by Bryk and Gomez, "Ruminations on Reinventing an R&D Capacity for Educational Improvement," prepared for a 2007 American Enterprise Institute Conference. (Contains 4 figures and 47 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education; Kresge Foundation
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching