• Engineering
  • Published 2015

LOOSE COUPLING: THE "CONDITION" AND ITS SOLUTIONS?

@inproceedings{Firestone2015LOOSECT,
  title={LOOSE COUPLING: THE "CONDITION" AND ITS SOLUTIONS?},
  author={William A. Firestone},
  year={2015}
}
This paper describes conceptualizations of loose coupling developed in the 1970s and uses them to trace the tightening of two coupling mechanisms in the succeeding decades. Advocates for both kinds of tightening saw them as ways to increase student achievement overall and reduce achievement gaps in particular. The first is increase in both research and interventions to tighten cultural couplings in ways that were expected to create more collaborative, learning focused schools for both teachers… CONTINUE READING

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