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Levin, Ben; Fullan, Michael – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2008
Our focus in this article is on the lessons learned about effective change from international experience with large-scale reform over the last 20 years. The central lesson now evident is that sustained improvement in student outcomes requires a sustained effort to change teaching and learning practices in thousands and thousands of classrooms, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, School Choice, Competition
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Smith, George; Exley, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
Claims are often made in British education about the extent to which policy reforms have been "borrowed" from overseas. Based on interviews with senior civil servants and HMI, this paper addresses the extent to which such claims apply to central government educational policy-making at school level in England between 1985 and 1995. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Public Schools, Interviews