Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement


reviewed by Alan Lesgold - 2006

coverTitle: Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement
Author(s): Chris Dede (Editor), James P. Honan (Editor), Laurence C. Peters (Editor), Ellen Condliffe Lagemann (Foreword by)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787976598, Pages: 288, Year: 2005
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A central issue in instructional policy is getting classroom activity to improve and getting enhanced instructional activities to continue over time and across entire school systems. This volume is the record of a workshop at which a number of strong educational researcher-developers described their conclusion about scaling up innovation, based upon their own experiences. In each case, the innovation contributing to the reported experiences and conclusions involved use of information technologies. A shared conclusion was that much remains to be learned about scaling up instructional schemes that have been shown to work in specific single environments. All of the workshop participants attended to a central problem of scaling up educational innovation, namely the complexity of the educational system. Classrooms involve teachers and students, who differ in their prior knowledge, background, and dispositions. Classrooms exist within schools, which in turn are within school systems. School systems are themselves not closed systems, being... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 193-195
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12064, Date Accessed: 12/14/2019 5:00:58 PM

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