ERIC Number: EJ535728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Institutionalization and the Reform Process: A System Dynamics Perspective.
Morris, Don R.
Educational Policy, v10 n4 p427-47 Dec 1996
Examines educational reform as a systemic process. Views school districts as dynamic systems that use reforms to reinforce their equilibrium as institutional organizations. Institutionalization effectively blocks formal feedback to decision makers. Reforms exhibit an alternating pattern, resulting from a default feedback process reflecting reactions to reforms' undesirable side effects. (56 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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