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Innovations in Educational Change

Cultivating Ecologies for Schools

  • David Hung
  • Shu-Shing Lee
  • Yancy Toh
  • Azilawati Jamaludin
  • Longkai Wu
Book

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Innovation and Change from the Chronological View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Meng-Huat Chua, Yancy Toh, Sujin He, Azilawati Jamaludin, David Hung
      Pages 3-21
  3. Innovation and Change from the Systems View

  4. Innovation and Change from the School View

  5. Innovation and Change from the Classroom and Learner’s View

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book

Introduction

This book offers an ecological perspective to understand the opportunities and complexities of spreading and sustaining educational innovations. It explores the imperatives underpinning educational reforms and identifies the role of schools in developing, disseminating, and sustaining changes in Singapore’s educational context. It also includes international case studies that examine the dialectical relationships between structure, people and culture and demonstrate that cultivating ecologies involves leveraging affordances and resources across the education system to create new contexts, synergies and capacities. Further, it argues that educational innovations and reforms also need to consider tacit knowledge and conditions of transfer, which may be ambiguous and challenging.

Few books address the nuances and interactions of innovation and change across levels of the education ecology – from the micro (classroom), meso (organisation / school), exo (partners), macro (policy) and chrono (time scales) levels. The ecological perspective adopted in this book explores the dynamic tensions in order to understand the interplays of policy and school-level influences that contextualize school innovations. By presenting multiple voices and views, it allows impediments and affordances of innovation diffusion to be discussed holistically, which is an integral caveat for nurturing a sustainable ecology that enables innovations.

Keywords

Scaling and diffusion Singapore education system school ecology school reforms school-based innovations systemic studies

Editors and affiliations

  • David Hung
    • 1
  • Shu-Shing Lee
    • 2
  • Yancy Toh
    • 3
  • Azilawati Jamaludin
    • 4
  • Longkai Wu
    • 5
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6330-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6328-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6330-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4874
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4882
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