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ERIC Number: EJ804754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
"It Makes Sense to Me": Reforming Classrooms from the Bottom-Up: A Case Study in Change
Riley, Kathryn; Jordan, Jill
Improving Schools, v7 n3 p227-242 2004
This article describes a change initiative which began in 2002: "Woolwich Reach and Plumstead Pathfinder Action Zones" (WRaPP). WRaPP has involved 17 primary, secondary and nursery schools in a deprived part of Greenwich, South London, and although nationally funded (through the UK Government's Education Action Zones), it has been locally driven. The authors outline the local context and challenges and give details of WRaPP's change and improvement strategy and capacity building framework. Drawing on a range of sources, including evaluation data, they provide evidence of the success of the initiative in generating trust, unleashing energy and creativity, and inspiring and engaging headteachers, teachers and pupils. (Contains 4 figures and 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)