ERIC Number: EJ835446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
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Reference Count: 73
Tinkering toward Utopia or Stuck in a Rut? School Reform Implementation at Wintervalley High
Brooks, Jeffrey S.
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n3 p240-264 May 2006
This article presents findings from a 2-year qualitative study that examined teacher and administrator involvement with implementation of school reform initiatives in a public secondary school. Findings suggest that implementation had both positive and negative consequences. Although reforms advanced the school's ongoing discussion about continuous improvement and promoted some useful procedural change, the reform negatively changed some work conditions for teachers. This study prompts educators to consider the importance of context and perspective, both historically and in situ, during educational reform implementation.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Secondary Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Context Effect, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
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