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Seeing Complexity in Public Education: Problems, Possibilities, and Success for All

Donald Peurach


What is the shoulder-to-the grindstone work of transforming underperforming schools into higher performing schools? What makes this work so difficult? This book sheds light on these questions from the perspective of the Success for All Foundation (SFAF), an organization that has collaborated with thousands of elementary schools to enact a common strategy for comprehensive school reform, all in an effort to improve the reading achievement of millions of students. This story of SFAF spans twenty turbulent years. It begins in 1987, with the strategy of improving reading achievement by improving s ... More

Keywords: Success for All, Success for All Foundation, comprehensive school reform, education reform, education policy, complexity, interdependence, scale up, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199736539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Peurach, author
University of Michigan
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