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An Ethnographic Case Study of a School's Engagement in a School-Wide Reform Initiative


Abstract Since the introduction of the common school in the United States (US), education has constantly been in a state of reform. Given the importance of student learning to the future state of our nation, it is important to understand how positive educational reform can be achieved. This ethnographic case study aims to try to understand how a reform effort works as an educational and a sociocultural process, and what the important contributing factors to actualizing school reform are, as well as the challenges of effective implementation. Specifically, this study focuses on a school-wide reform effort based upon Stephen Covey's Seven Habits (1989). Qualitative research methods were used to address the research questions in this study. The res... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Lamp, Michelle (Author) / Mccarty, Teresa (Advisor) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Powers, Jeanne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 198 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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