From network learning to classroom teaching

Authored by: Ann Lieberman , Diane R. Wood

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

Print publication date:  July  2011
Online publication date:  July  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548892
eBook ISBN: 9780203817568
Adobe ISBN: 9781136730047

10.4324/9780203817568.ch39

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Abstract

In the more than one hundred years since public education began in the United States, almost every decade has seen efforts to reform schools. From the efficiency movement of the 1920s to the Great Society programs in the 1970s and from the “Reform Era” of the 1980s to the 1990s emphasis on standards and accountability, movements and policies have come and gone. Despite intensive efforts, federal and state policies have been largely unsuccessful in improving how schools are organized, how teachers teach and what content students learn.

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