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Correnti, Richard; Rowan, Brian – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
This study examines patterns of literacy instruction in schools adopting three of America's most widely disseminated comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs (the Accelerated Schools Project, America's Choice, and Success for All). Contrary to the view that educational innovations seldom affect teaching practices, the study found large…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Educational Change
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Rowan, Brian; Miller, Robert J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
This article develops a conceptual framework for studying how three comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs organized schools for instructional change and how the distinctive strategies they pursued affected implementation outcomes. The conceptual model views the Accelerated Schools Project as using a system of cultural control to produce…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Instructional Improvement, Program Implementation, Acceleration (Education)