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Networks and Contexts of Reform

Networks and Contexts of Reform Reforms and their contexts have unsettledboundaries. Actors construct themselves ascontexts for reforms in part by advancingdefinitions of those reforms: Reformsthemselves both presuppose and createcontextual frames. Drawing on actor networktheory and related approaches, this paperexamines the play of context and reform interms of efforts to construct and stabilizeeducational networks of differentconfigurations and scale. The fall and rise oftwo attempts at statewide curriculum reform inVirginia (USA) provide illustrations of how thenature of reform artifacts and the networksthrough which they circulate shape the politicsof reform. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Change Springer Journals

Networks and Contexts of Reform

Journal of Educational Change , Volume 3 (4) – Oct 12, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Education; Educational Policy and Politics; Administration, Organization and Leadership
ISSN
1389-2843
eISSN
1573-1812
DOI
10.1023/A:1021281913741
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Abstract

Reforms and their contexts have unsettledboundaries. Actors construct themselves ascontexts for reforms in part by advancingdefinitions of those reforms: Reformsthemselves both presuppose and createcontextual frames. Drawing on actor networktheory and related approaches, this paperexamines the play of context and reform interms of efforts to construct and stabilizeeducational networks of differentconfigurations and scale. The fall and rise oftwo attempts at statewide curriculum reform inVirginia (USA) provide illustrations of how thenature of reform artifacts and the networksthrough which they circulate shape the politicsof reform.

Journal

Journal of Educational ChangeSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 12, 2004

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