Donald J. Peurach

in Seeing Complexity in Public Education

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199736539
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914593 | DOI:

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The final chapter draws from the story of SFAF to propose means by which readers can begin seeing complexity in other educational improvement initiatives. It does so, in part, by reviewing practical complexity experienced by SFAF: i.e., interactions among the work of designing, supporting, scaling up, continuously improving, and sustaining. And it does so by reviewing analytic complexity experienced by SFAF: interactions among schools, the Success for All program, SFAF as an organization, and broader environments that arose with every move the SFAF made. The chapter argues that the fundamental problem of many educational reformers is that they fail to see, understand, and ultimately confront such practical and analytic complexity. And The book concludes with guidance to assist education reformers in doing so.

Keywords: seeing complexity; confronting complexity; practical complexity; analytic complexity; education reform

Chapter.  7402 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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