ERIC Number: EJ882375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Planning Ahead: Make Program Implementation More Predictable
Weinbaum, Elliot H.; Supovitz, Jonathan A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n7 p68-71 Apr 2010
Everyone wants to use programs that have been proven effective. But when programs are used by large numbers of schools, the effects are often inconsistent. A three-year study by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania examined how programs are adapted by schools. The researchers found that the implementation process has junctures that can be identified, making the process more predictable. That knowledge can be used to make sure that reforms are not weakened as they are adapted by schools.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Strategic Planning, Media Adaptation, Theory Practice Relationship, Formative Evaluation, Predictive Measurement, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Design Requirements, Institutional Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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