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Alternative Perspectives on School Improvement


reviewed by Eddy J. Van Meter 1985

coverTitle: Alternative Perspectives on School Improvement
Author(s): David Hopkins, Marvin Eds. Wideen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0905273818, Pages: , Year:
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During the past few years there has been a great deal of commentary about and numerous studies and reports on issues relating to change and improvement in school settings. For example, since 1980 there have been rather substantial and informative contributions made under such separately defined rubrics as innovation and improvement,1 reform and improvement,2 risk and reform,3 experimentation and change,4 action and improvement,5 and general purpose assistance.6 More important than this diversity of nomenclature, however, is the fact that as the phenomenon evolves, the underlying frames of reference supporting various inquiries, programs, and discussions are becoming at once more distinct and more conceptually complex.7 A case in point is Alternative Perspectives on School Improvement, a collection of thirteen manuscripts written by an internationally diverse group of authors, which raises the issues of power, authority, and control in school improvement efforts. The editors view school improvement as a generic term that we use to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 1, 1985, p. 141-146
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 699, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 7:29:36 PM

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