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ERIC Number: EJ1162049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
There's a Consultant for That: When School Districts Are Doing Too Much but Can't Help Themselves
Hall, John J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n4 p60-65 Dec 2017-Jan 2018
School districts experience considerable pressure to continuously improve, and the pursuit of improvement typically leads to the adoption of new -- and purportedly more effective -- initiatives. Often districts engage consultants to help navigate the selection and implementation of an initiative, and while these partnerships can prove fruitful, they present a set of challenges that are often underestimated by districts. Districts can increase the likelihood of an initiative's effectiveness by asking a few key questions before embarking (or not) on the initiative. In particular, districts need to attend to issues of coherence, capacity, and commitment.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Missouri; California (Oakland); California (San Francisco)
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