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ERIC Number: EJ1152370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Five Myths of School Turnaround Policy and Practice
Meyers, Coby V.; Smylie, Mark A.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v16 n3 p502-523 2017
Despite the intensity of funding and numerous intervention efforts in recent school turnaround initiatives, many perspectives, practices, and policies specific to school turnaround appear to be at odds with organizational theory. Yet, many actors in research, policy, and practice arenas appear convinced that their steadfastness will eventually be rewarded. In this article, we identify five myths of school turnaround perpetuated by policy and practice that can often inhibit dramatic positive change in our nation's lowest-performing schools. We conclude by suggesting alternative ways forward that are better aligned with organization change theory and research.
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Language: English
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