Unbundling promises and problems

Jal Mehta*, Jim Spillane

*Corresponding author for this work

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Reformers hope that by unbundling schools -- taking apart the current structures and routines and putting them together in new ways - we can create better schools. But there is no guarantee that it would improve schools in three areas that we know matter: coherence and infrastructure, the instructional core, and political accountability. However, rebundling -- breaking apart the process of schooling into its component elements and then repackaging them into some intermediate-sized units -- might provide for greater internal coherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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