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Effecting educational change: The Journey of Simcoe Street School

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The Journey of Simcoe Street School is a case study focussing on the first year of a three-year change initiative where holistic curriculum was implemented in a K—8 school. Simcoe Street School is located in the downtown core of an Ontario border town. The project is now completed and undergone a leadership change; however, the identity of the school as holistic has continued. The author acted as an external change agent in the first year and offers a retrospective analysis of this period. Data were obtained from the first year end report, journals kept by two external change agents, and interviews with many of the key educators.

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Drake, S. Effecting educational change: The Journey of Simcoe Street School. Urban Rev 24, 287–302 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01108361

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Keywords

  • Retrospective Analysis
  • Education Research
  • Change Agent
  • Educational Change
  • External Change