Design cooperation: Strengthening the link between organizational and instructional change in schools

Heinrich Mintrop, David Gamson, Milbrey Mclaughlin, Pia Lindquist Wong, Ida Oberman

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Abstract

This article takes its point of departure from recent developments in design-based school reform: design competition, authoritative lists of presumably research-based projects, and forced choice of comprehensive designs, especially by low-performing schools. Data from the implementation reality of four reform projects in 35 schools, as well as other studies, suggest that perhaps expectations of comprehensiveness, robustness, and fidelity, underlying recent developments, need to be reevaluated and synergy effects of design repertoires more consciously used. The authors contend that design cooperation, rather than design competition, may be a more promising leitmotif for design-based educational reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-546
Number of pages27
JournalEducational Policy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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