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ERIC Number: EJ1095582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
Advancing Ecological Models to Compare Scale in Multi-Level Educational Change
Woo, David James
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v18 n1 p68-82 2016
Education systems as units of analysis have been metaphorically likened to ecologies to model change. However, ecological models to date have been ineffective in modelling educational change that is multi-scale and occurs across multiple levels of an education system. Thus, this paper advances two innovative, ecological frameworks that improve on previous models. These models are extended to different educational contexts, specifically technology integration efforts in two private international school systems. While both models adequately compare scale of change through interactions between non-locational demographic groups on several geographic/locational levels the models are limited by their simplistic visual renderings and their application to educational contexts within the field of educational technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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