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Cambridge University Press
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November 2021
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Teacher training and professional development, Education, Education, History, Theory

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There is constant pressure on governments and policy makers to raise the standard of education, and to develop appropriate curriculum and pedagogies for students. It is no easy task. This book presents eight specific case studies of education reform implementation which capture how the design and implementation choices of policy makers are shaped by national and historical contexts. They offer real examples of the choices and constraints faced by policymakers and practitioners. The cases are a mix of nationally and locally mandated reforms with five examples from nations where the state initiated and guided reforms. The concluding synthesis chapter highlights commonalities and differences across the cases and disparate responses to shared concerns. Providing a breadth of real-world research, it will assist policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in system change.


‘This book offers governments, policymakers, and academics systematic guidelines and strengthens practitioner knowledge to improve the design and implementation of education reform with regard to local conditions. […] this volume succeeds in advancing the conversation on the effective implementation of reform and creating space for further research.’

Yi Liu Source: Comparative Education

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  • 10 - Implementing Educational Reform
    pp 193-212
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