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How Schools Change Reforms: Redefining Reform Success and Failure.

@article{Cuban1998HowSC,
  title={How Schools Change Reforms: Redefining Reform Success and Failure.},
  author={Larry Cuban},
  journal={Teachers College Record},
  year={1998},
  volume={99}
}
  • Larry Cuban
  • Published 1998
  • Political Science
  • Teachers College Record
Because schools change reforms as much as reforms change schools, judging an innovation’s success or failure has been, and is, no easy task. I identify three com mon criteria used by policymaking elites (effectiveness, popularity, and fidelity) and two less common ones used by practitioners (adaptability and longevity) and apply them to the two-decade-old Effective Schools school reform. What emerged as crucial in evaluating school reforms is what criteria are being used to make judgments… Expand
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