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Redding, Christopher; Cannata, Marisa; Miller, Jason M. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
This paper presents evidence from a unique reform model that allowed teachers and other educators in a large urban district to collaborate with one another in the development of an innovation meant to improve student ownership and responsibility. In this longitudinal case study, we describe school stakeholders' learning about the design, the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Baker-Doyle, Kira J.; Gustavson, Leif – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This study describes how a group of teachers in a US public school developed and used permission-seeking moves as strategic and agentic tools to change their school curriculum and challenge norms of teaching. Although the notion of asking permission is typically considered disempowering in educational contexts, this study demonstrates that certain…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Cooperation
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Conway, Joan M.; Andrews, Dorothy – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper presents how some Australian schools are changing their approaches to leading the teaching and learning in their diverse and multi-characteristic contexts. Experiences of these schools shows that the development of a school wide approach to pedagogy and its implementation needs to be firmly embedded in the leadership of learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Student Diversity
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Yehya Chaar, N.; Khamis, V.; Karami Akkary, R. – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
The purpose of the study was to explore the nature and stages of concerns that teachers at Lebanese private schools underwent as a result of the change initiative they implemented (whether organization-based or curriculum-based accreditation), and to find out the relationship that existed between these concerns and other variables like gender, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Private Schools, Educational Change
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Hopkins, Megan; Woulfin, Sarah L. – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
A central challenge for local education agencies (i.e., school districts in the United States) undergoing reform is to design systems that facilitate instructional improvement. At the core of these systems are educational infrastructures that bolster capacity building efforts and support teaching and leadership practices. Our goal for this special…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Capacity Building
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Peurach, Donald J.; Neumerski, Christine M. – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
The purpose of this analysis is to increase understanding of the possibilities and challenges of building educational infrastructure--the basic, foundational structures, systems, and resources--to support large-scale school turnaround. Building educational infrastructure often exceeds the capacity of schools, districts, and state education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Partnerships in Education
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Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
Bullying is one of the most challenging issues facing students and schools worldwide. The disastrous consequences for victims and offenders are experienced daily by teachers and students and documented by numerous studies. The demand for evidence-based practice (EBP) in schools' anti-bullying work has increased in the last decade, consequently…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Improvement, Research Needs
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Karami Akkary, Rima – Journal of Educational Change, 2014
This paper pinpoints and discusses key aspects of the current approaches to school reform in the Arab world against the backdrop of what is accepted as the best practice in the international literature on effective school reform and educational change. The main goal of the paper is to highlight deeply ingrained assumptions and practices that are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness
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Niesz, Tricia; Krishnamurthy, Ramchandar – Journal of Educational Change, 2013
In 2007, Activity Based Learning (ABL), a child-centered, activity-based method of pedagogical practice, transformed classrooms in all of the over 37,000 primary-level government schools in Tamil Nadu, India. The large scale, rapid pace, and radical nature of educational change sets the ABL initiative apart from most school reform efforts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Educational Change, Active Learning
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Hannay, Lynne M.; Earl, Lorna – Journal of Educational Change, 2012
In a recent publication, Senge ("All systems go: the change imperative for whole system reform." Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, 2010, x) stated "at no time in history has there been a more powerful need for a new vision of the purpose of education." Increasingly citizens, academics and practitioners are calling for radical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Change Strategies
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Shirley, Dennis – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Recent social policy reforms have sought to overcome the limitations of "First Way" strategies emphasizing the welfare state and "Second Way" approaches advocating markets. Scholars and policymakers instead have begun to explore optimal synthesis of the public and private sector in a new "Third Way" of leadership and change. According to one line…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Educational Change, Decision Making, Data
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Priestley, Mark – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Educational change is a fact of life for teachers across the world, as schools are subjected to constant and ubiquitous pressures to innovate. And, yet, many school practices remain remarkably persistent in the face of such innovation. This paradox of innovation without change is perplexing for policymakers and practitioners alike. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Innovation, Educational Change
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Dorner, Lisa M.; Spillane, James P.; Pustejovsky, James – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Guided by theories of institutions, organizations, and sense-making, this manuscript examines how public, charter, and Catholic school staff in a large urban area organize for instruction and respond to educational change. To build theory about institutional processes of "organizing" from participants' perspectives, data included a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Catholic Schools, Federal Legislation, Figurative Language
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Rodwell, Grant – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the role of print media in the development of systemwide curriculum change. Consideration is given to the nature and influence of newspapers on public opinion about curriculum change through the examination of the role of the "Mercury" in one period in the history of Tasmanian curriculum change.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Printed Materials, Foreign Countries, Models
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Davis, Heather A.; Chang, Mei-Lin; Andrzejewski, Carey E.; Poirier, Ryan R. – Journal of Educational Change, 2010
The purpose of this project was to examine the impact of Smaller Learning Community reform on students' behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in a suburban school district experiencing urbanization. We describe a project in which we evaluated the engagement of a cohort of 8th grade students as they transitioned to high school (n = 605).…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Grade 8, School Districts, Educational Change
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