The Problem and the Potential of Educational Change
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The Problem and the Potential of Educational Change book
We have been fighting an uphill battle. For the past thirty years we have been trying to up the ante in getting the latest innovations and policies into place. We started naively in the 1960s pouring scads of money into large-scale national curriculum efforts, open plan schools, individualized instruction; and the like. It was assumed, but not planned for, that something was bound to come of it. We have never really recovered from the profound disappointment experienced when our expectations turned out to be so far removed from the realities of implementation. Indeed, the term implementation was not even used in the 1960s, not even contemplated as a problem.