03 SES 14 B, Reforming Education - 30 Schools at a Time
Our interest is in exploring how and why changes, innovation or ‘reforms’ are adopted in secondary schools. We think the conventional models of adoption of large scale reform may be inadequate and look to the area of information technology for ideas and concepts to guide a case study of significant educational development in Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, a group of schools of innovation. We adopt Gartner’s ‘Hype Cycle’ (2013) model, which describes the rise, fall and recovery of the market for e-business solutions, as a framework for guiding our case study both in the formulation of interview questions and the analysis of documents, transcripts and observations. The questions we seek to address are: 1) What insights can be gained into the take-up and persistence rates of individuals or particular groups with access to new ways of teaching or leading learning? 2) What do key policy actors describe as the influencing factors in adopting certain reforms and not others? We examine these through the analysis of documents and plans for reforms produced by Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in the last three years as well as a series of interviews with key policy actors and teachers.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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