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ERIC Number: EJ872145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1389-2843
Thinking More Deeply about Networks in Education
de Lima, Jorge Avila
Journal of Educational Change, v11 n1 p1-21 Feb 2010
In education, initiatives to restructure and reculture schools through their involvement in intra- and inter-institutional networks have grown in number in recent years. Networks of teachers and schools (often linked to institutions outside education) are becoming a key focus of change efforts promoted by professionals and policymakers. However, in current research, writing and policymaking, the use of the network concept has been generally vague, normative and mostly instrumental. This paper develops a discussion of network concepts and proposes more systematic, less normative ways of addressing and researching network issues in education. It outlines a set of key dimensions of intra- and inter-organizational networks and makes a case for more a comprehensive research approach to these phenomena.
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Language: English
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