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Reflections on Reform: A Former Teacher Looks at School Change and the Factors that Shape It

author: Elizabeth Hinde
description: "This paper discusses literature on the factors that contribute to and detract from reforms being implemented in schools from the perspective of a former teacher. The effects of school culture, the emotional and relational aspects of teaching and the change process, the importance of professional development, the need for time in teachers' professional lives, and school leadership are analyzed. Also considered are the reasons various school reform efforts succeed or fail. The paper also considers the impact of social and political factors on schools and discusses the effects of 'best practice' research on teachers' decisions to change."

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published in: Teachers College Record
published: August 3, 2003
posted to site: 10/31/2003