Michael Fullan and other notable experts present a cohesive model of tri-level reform—school, district, and state educators collaborating to build and strengthen capacity for change.

Learning About System Renewal

Learning About System Renewal

Learning about system renewal


The introduction of the Education Reform Act (ERA) in 1988 in England was a watershed event, not just in that country but internationally. The education policies introduced by the government of Margaret Thatcher constituted a particularly large and dramatic instance of a particular approach to educational change based primarily on a belief in competition and information as the primary drivers of improvement. In essence, the changes made in the United Kingdom in and around 1988 had the following logic:

  • The belief that competition in the economy as a whole drives efficiency and improvement could be applied to schools as well, so that competition among schools would lead to better outcomes for students.
  • In order for schools to compete, individual ...
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