"Mind the gap": cultural revitalisation and educational change

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Title "Mind the gap": cultural revitalisation and educational change
Author Main, Katherine Mary
Journal Name School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The success or failure of a school reform can be measured by whether the reform has become an accepted, effective, and sustainable part of the school's culture. For example, as the National Middle School Association (2003) argued, ''new programs must become integral to the school culture'' (p. 11) before a school can call itself a ''middle'' school. But how can a school monitor its progress, and at what point can a school claim that a new reform or new programme has become part of its culture? Wallace's revitalisation theory (1956), Hall and Hord's Processural Structure (1986) and Hall, Wallace, and Dossett's Concerns-Based Adoption Model (1973) are used to describe the cultural revitalisation taking place with the introduction of middle schooling into Australia and specifically within 3 Queensland middle schools. Results have highlighted gaps and tension points that need to be resolved before any widespread cultural transformation can be claimed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243450903251481
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 457 - 478 . School Effectiveness and School Improvement is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 20
Issue Number 4
Page from 457
Page to 478
ISSN 1744-5124
Date Accessioned 2009-09-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education systems
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29501
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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