THE CONCEPT OF FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATIONAL CHANGE
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2007
Volume 57, Issue 3, pages 277–295, August 2007
How to Cite
Waks, L. J. (2007), THE CONCEPT OF FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATIONAL CHANGE. Educational Theory, 57: 277–295. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2007.00257.x
- Issue published online: 17 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2007
Abstract In this essay, Leonard Waks contributes to a reconceptualization of “fundamental educational change.” By distinguishing sharply between educational change at the organizational and the institutional levels, Waks shows that the mechanisms of change at these two levels are entirely different. He then establishes, by means of a conceptual argument, that fundamental educational change takes place not at the organizational, but rather at the institutional level. Along the way Waks takes Larry Cuban’s influential conceptual framework regarding educational change as both a starting point and target of appraisal.