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ERIC Number: EJ846578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Changing Perspectives on the No Child Left Behind Act
Su, Bude
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n1 p45-53 Win 2005
Education reform, as a change process in daily teaching and learning activity, has never been easy. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), a recent nationwide education reform initiative, demonstrates again that change is never easy and not always successful. As a matter of fact, "many innovations in education are either total or partial failures" (Van den Akker, 1994, p. 1491). Why is education reform so difficult to implement successfully? Is there a way to facilitate education reform so that it can be implemented successfully? There are no quick and easy answers to these questions. In this article, the author applies change-related theories and principles to address these questions, using NCLB as an example, in order to provide insight into facilitating education reform in the future. Since the implementation of the NCLB Act, it has received mixed responses from education professionals and the general public. The author considers and explains these responses in the context of change-related literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001