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ERIC Number: EJ1217876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
In Search of Policy That Supports Educational Innovation: Perspective of a Place- and Community-Based Elementary School
Blenkinsop, Sean; Maitland, Clayton; MacQuarrie, Jodi
Policy Futures in Education, v17 n4 p489-502 May 2019
This paper, based upon our experiences starting a school, is part dialogue and part theory. The three authors have all played important roles in the design, creation, and ongoing support of an innovative public elementary school. The first part of the paper describes the impetus behind the creation of this "buildingless," environmentally focused school with a mandate toward cultural change. There follows a discussion of the kinds of policy that have appeared over the lifespan of the school and includes the identification of those that hindered and those that helped. The final section uses some recent work in social innovation policy to inform a discussion with regard to our policy recommendations for those interested in supporting the kinds of local, place- and community-based educational innovations described here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada