This study created a definition of instructional program coherence by analyzing the factors that promoted or inhibited the coherent implementation of an instructional program. The study sought a solution to the tension created by system demands for instructional coherence versus school site demands for instructional variability. Roger C. Everett's Diffusion of Innovation theory provided a framework that guided the methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The crucial role of reinvention in sustaining innovations in large, urban school districts was noted.This movement led to the development of content standards and the standards based instructional model Like other districts across the United States, the Los Angeles Unified School District began to look at phonics-based instructionalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Instructional Program Coherence in the Implementation of an Elementary English Language Arts Curriculum in a Large, Urban School District|
|Author||:||John Almon Bowes|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|