chapter  12
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Thinking About Making Schools Better

If this book accomplishes what we hoped it would, readers would now be able to use a variety of theoretical lenses to examine their schools. And they will also be able to use different theories to think about alternative versions ofwhat schools might be like. Knowledge of formal theoretical work, moreover, illustrates how theories are made and their connection to our experiences of the world. Such knowledge also provides a basis for examining our tacit theories-bringing them to the surface, articulating and evaluating their claims, and revising them-in other words, for turning our tacit theories into explicit, intentional ones.