ERIC Number: EJ1174536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Ahead of the Curve: Implementation Challenges in Personalized Learning School Models
Bingham, Andrea J.; Pane, John F.; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Hamilton, Laura S.
Educational Policy, v32 n3 p454-489 May 2018
In the current educational context, school models that leverage technology to personalize instruction have proliferated, as has student enrollment in, and funding of, such school models. However, even the best laid plans are subject to challenges in design and practice, particularly in the dynamic context of a school. In this collective case study, we identify challenges, disruptions, and contradictions as they occur across schools engaged in implementing technology-mediated personalized learning. Using cultural historical activity theory--a theoretical framework concerned with the individual and contextual factors influencing school change--to frame the analysis, we also examine some of the structural and contextual sources of these disruptions and contradictions. Our findings enable us to offer recommendations for policymakers and for practitioners engaged in implementing personalized learning models, as well as directions for future research on this topic.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Models, Program Implementation, Case Studies, Technology Uses in Education, Urban Schools, Qualitative Research, Educational Change, Barriers, Change Strategies, Focus Groups, Observation, Administrator Surveys, Outcome Measures, Teacher Effectiveness, School Support, Information Management, Organizational Communication, Conflict, Educational Facilities, Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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