Reform as Learning
School Reform, Organizational Culture, and Community Politics in San Diego
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Reform as Learning by Lea Hubbard
Book DescriptionLooking closely at the recent reform efforts in San Diego, this book explores the full range of critical issues pertaining to urban school reform. Drawing on the systemic school reform initiative that was launched in San Diego in the 1990s, this book explores all layers of the school reform process - from leadership in the central office, to work with principals and teachers, to the impact on how teachers worked with students in the classroom. The authors draw on careful ethnographic research collected over the entire four years of the San Diego reforms, in order to identify, not only how teachers, principals and other district educators were shaped by the large-scale reforms, but also the ways in which the reform unfolded. In doing so, the book shows more broadly how actors throughout a school system can change the views of leaders and impact the larger reform process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415953771
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lea Hubbard
Reform as Learning, Hardback (April 2006)
Deals with the radical educational reforms implemented in San Diego between 1998 and 2002, with a perspective of the changes as they affected day to day classroom practice. This book identifies how individual education professionals were affected by the changes and how these educators shaped the reform.
Gender in Policy and Practice, Hardback (November 2002)
This book exposes the complexity of single-sex schooling, and sheds new light on how gender operates in policy and practice in education. The essays collected in this volume cover a wide range of institutions.
Extending Educational Reform, Hardback (March 2002)
Can a fundamental reform in the organisation of a school lead to school improvement? This shows how theory can be applied in practice to get around issues that are preventing change and improvement.
Constructing School Success, Hardback (June 1996)» View all books by Lea Hubbard
This book describes 'untracking', a successful, egalitarian, educational reform effort.
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Author Biography - Lea Hubbard
Lea Hubbard is an Associate Professor in the Foundations area of the Learning and Teaching program in the School of Education. Mary Kay Stein holds a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh as Associate Professor of Administrative and Policy Studies and Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Hugh Mehan is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center.
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