ERIC Number: EJ931517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
What Is the Best Way to Achieve Broader Reach of Improved Practices in Higher Education?
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n4 p235-247 Aug 2011
This article examines a common problem in higher education--how to create more widespread use of improved practices, often commonly referred to as innovations. I argue that policy models of scale-up are often advocated in higher education but that they have a dubious history in community development and K-12 education and that higher education leaders should shirk policymakers' push to use a scale-up model of change. These thoughts are conceptual and are based upon a critical review of literature in community development and K-12, but I also draw upon empirical data in reviewing examples of widespread use of innovations in higher education.
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Innovation, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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