Cracking the Code of Education Reform - 9781544368214
Tienken, Christopher H.
Reform your evaluation methods to enact education reform policies effectively!Although educational reform is intended for positive change, sometimes it misses the mark. With this indispensable guide, stakeholders focused on improving student outcomes - from parents to policy-makers to school leaders - will learn to evaluate, interpret, and enact policies and proposals to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives of education mandates. In addition to a practical, evidence-based framework for evaluating reform, this book features: • Seven specific creative compliance strategies to maximize student and educator success • Case studies that illustrate how to critique reforms and take action • Reflective questions to guide evaluation and application • Ethical decision-making checklist