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ERIC Number: EJ806843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
What's New?: Identifying Innovation Arising from School Collaboration Initiatives
Glatter, Ron; Castle, Frances; Cooper, Deborah; Evans, Jennifer; Woods, Philip A.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v33 n4 p381-399 2005
In this article, we ask "how can we judge whether a policy initiative produces innovation?". We focus first on the concept of innovation, touching on some aspects of its recent development, noting a resurgence of interest in it over the past few years in the schools policy field in England and proposing a tentative definition. We, then, refer to the national initiative known as Diversity Pathfinders (DP), of which we are conducting an evaluation, and briefly consider the implications of the idea of "pathfinding" and related notions. Finally, we describe some possible examples of innovations from our DP case studies and draw some conclusions for thinking about and researching innovations. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)