The Sharp Edge of Educational Change conveys the realities of reform as they affect educators' practice. The collected chapters each focus on particular current reform and reveal the technical and logistical complications, social and political dynamics, cognitive disjunctures and limitations, and emotional demands of reform. In so doing, they provide new and rich conceptual perspectives on the contemporary nature of teachers' and administrators' work in classrooms, schools and other educational settings.
'"It is about time that teachers were pulled back from the sharp edge of change and moved towards its leading edge …" That must be true - and the evidence makes important reading.' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement