Reforms and Innovation in Education

Implications for the Quality of Human Capital

  • Alexander M. Sidorkin
  • Mark K. Warford

Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Alexander M. Sidorkin, Mark K. Warford
    Pages 1-9
  3. Arthur K. Ellis
    Pages 37-51
  4. Diana Koroleva, Tatiana Khavenson
    Pages 69-83
  5. Alexander M. Sidorkin
    Pages 127-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-142

About this book


This book investigates the interrelationship between educational reforms and pedagogical and technological innovations, as well as the implications of this relationship for the quality of human capital. By analyzing recent educational reforms in Russia and the US, the authors shed new light on how these reforms may help or hinder innovations, such as the introduction of computer technologies into classrooms, new methods of teacher evaluation, constructivist teaching methods, and governance in public schools.

Taking labor economics as a useful lens for conceptualizing the diffusion of innovation, in the first part of the book the authors analyze book how certain power arrangements can block educational innovations in schools. In the second part they examine recent educational reforms in the US and Russia. The final part presents a vision of the next generation of educational reforms, which may enable innovation diffusion, rather than hamper it. 


Innovations in Education Educational Reform Science, Technology and Innovation Policies (STI) Educational Innovation Diffusion NCLB Methods of Teacher Evaluation Governance in Public Schools

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander M. Sidorkin
    • 1
  • Mark K. Warford
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University Sacramento, National Research University Higher School of EconomicsSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Buffalo State CollegeBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60245-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60246-2
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