Date of Completion
Open Access Capstone
Master of Education (MEd)
Steven C. Schatz
This Capstone project is a reflection on the process through which a major Jewish Philanthropy, two Jewish Day Schools, and a major Teacher Training Program worked together to craft an agenda for school reform and technological progress. That four-month process is carefully narrated in a portion of this document, as is a postscript that explains subsequent events and outcomes. The analytical portion of this document follows, in which concepts drawn from Actor-Network Theory and sensemaking theory are used to make sense of how each institution contributed to the creation of inherently unworkable and impractical plans for school reform.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Clark, Brian C., "It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea: Making Sense of How Two Schools, a Major Philanthropy, and a Prestigious Teacher Training Program Agreed on a School Reform Strategy that Was Bound to Fail." (2014). Instructional Design Capstones Collection. 7.