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ERIC Number: EJ841414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-20
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
"Innovation" Push Raising Questions: Experts Urge Effectiveness, Not Just Newness, as a Goal
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v28 n32 p1, 12 May 2009
President Barack Obama's call for innovation to improve the nation's schools strikes a chord with many in policy circles, who are already discussing how the federal government can play a role not only in supporting the expansion of what works, but also in creating solutions to unsolved problems. But some experts are pointing out that significant barriers inhibit real innovation in education. And others question whether "innovation" is really what schools need. In this report, experts are urging that effectiveness, not just newness, should be the reformers' goal. A sidebar describes a paper by two Washington think tanks that explores barriers to entrepreneurial approaches . It lists their recommendations to pave the way for entrepreneurial solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001