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ERIC Number: EJ846503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Political Risk-Taking: Leading Literacy Education in an Era of High-Stakes Accountability
Ylimaki, Rose M.
Journal of School Leadership, v15 n1 p4-34 Jan 2005
In the current accountability environment, many school districts have mandated test preparation courses, canned programs, and otherwise limited teacher risk-taking in all but very high-performing schools. This article further suggests that extant literature on risk-taking as part of educational change is no longer sufficient for understanding risk-taking in the current political environment. The author uses findings from a multicase study that investigated what happens in school districts that makes educators willing to take risks and resist the pressures of current accountability policies to redefine risk-taking as a political act. Through the use of interview data, field notes, and literature, the study describes four conditions that support political risk-taking in the current accountability context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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