Successful school improvement the implementation perspective and beyond by Michael Fullan

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Published by OISE Press, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto .

Written in English

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  • Educational change -- Case studies,
  • Educational innovations -- Case studies,
  • School management and organization -- Case studies

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [122]-126) and index.

Book details

StatementMichael G. Fullan.
SeriesModern educational thought
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 130 p. :
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18655450M
ISBN 100774403853

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