This introductory column argues the need to study our system of education with the same care we would give any complex system, pointing out some ways in which the educational system functions differently from other managed systems, and concluding that a careful study of the forces shaping education will lead to insight into what makes educational change successful.
"Parts of the Whole: Teachers and the Work They Do,"
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol1/iss2/art8
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