"Anyone, like myself, who has spent a lot of time reading evaluation reports submitted by school systems and other ... http://tl.gd/as5psi
"Introducing, sustaining, and assessing an educational change are political processes because they inevitably alter... http://tl.gd/as5roo
"if schools and federal agencies are dynamically interrelated, does it make sense to talk about how schools innovat... http://tl.gd/as60eg
"project outcomes reflected not the amount of funds available, but the quality and behavior of the local staff." Sarason
"The following strategies were frequently ineffective because they were not consonant with the conditions of school... http://tl.gd/as69pc
"The following were effective strategies, particularly when applied in concert:
Concrete, teacher-specific, and ext... http://tl.gd/as6c7r
"The importance of the principal to both short- and long-run effects of innovations can hardly be overstated." Sarason
"The principal's unique contribution to implementation lies not in 'how to do it' advice better offered by project ... http://tl.gd/as6f7i
"you can have the most creative, compellingly valid, educationally productive idea in the world, but whether it can... http://tl.gd/as6hp0
@garystager at your recommendation I am laboring through Sarason's "Revisiting-the culture of school & the problem of change." ...
@garystager while I like his ideas and think they are extremely important his writing is laborious to read, never gets to the point.
@anderscj :-) That wouldn't have made my top 5 Sarason books!
@garystager is all his writing this indirect?
@garystager good, because I have 2 more sitting on my shelf
@anderscj which ones? The stuff he wrote post-retirement are among my favorites.
@garystager what do you mean by learning and the skeptical visionary
"teaching and administration seem to entail skill and knowledge quite different from social science, and practition... http://tl.gd/assgh8
"Is it possible that these modal ways derive from unverbalized, culturally determined assumptions that guarantee th... http://tl.gd/assmbi
"as soon as one focuses on those with power, one has to ask why they have power and others do not." Sarason
"In regard to federal efforts at educational change there can be little doubt that many federal programs had as the... http://tl.gd/assuea
"Any non-trivial effort at institutional change that is insensitive to the issue of power courts failure." Sarason
"If there is agreement about ends, why such fierce conflict about means? The answer is that each group 'knows' two ... http://tl.gd/ast66p
"When the point is reached where proponents for each answer see themselves in a win-lose situation, they increase t... http://tl.gd/ast7ug
"One does not become a professional to have others tell you how to do your work." Sarason
"it is unprofessional to allow others who do not possess your knowledge and skills to determine your actions." Sarason
"The more types of professionals a setting contains, the more it will be characterized by conflicts of power." Sarason
! RT @anderscj: "it is unprofessional to allow others who do not possess your knowledge and skills to determine your actions." Sarason
@anderscj Which Sarason are you quoting?
RT @anderscj: "it is unprofessional to allow others who do not possess your knowledge and skills to determine your actions." Sarason
@anderscj Yet it happens every day. Does it happen to doctors? Not that I see. Politicians at least need to consult with real educators.
@DarkJedi60 it happens within schools all the time too between teachers & administrators, school personnel & parents, etc.
@DarkJedi60 its a power struggle—depends on whether u believe school decisions should b made by professionals or if every1 should decide.
@DarkJedi60 it gets even more complicated if you are a professional educator whose professional judgement says all should take part.