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50 Years of Work: The Five Most Critical Lessons about School Improvement


by Joseph Murphy - August 31, 2020

Over the last 50 years, school improvement has been heavily driven by assumptions, philosophies, and beliefs. When put to the test, many of the ideas embedded in these reforms have proven ineffective. And our understandings of reasons for failure are not robust. We sometimes simply ignore the failure or see it and ignore it. We have become adept at justifying poor outcomes, blaming others, and moving on absent change to newer ideas.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 31, 2020
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 23422, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 9:22:33 PM

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Vanderbilt University
    JOSEPH MURPHY, Ph.D., is the Frank W. Mayborn Professor Of Education at Vanderbilt University.
 
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