Scaling Up: Evolving Innovations beyond Ideal Settings to Challenging Contexts of Practice

January 1st, 2006 | RESEARCH

“Scaling up” involves adapting an innovation successful in some local setting to effective usage in a wide range of contexts. In contrast to experiences in other sectors of society, scaling up successful programs has proved very difficult in education. In this chapter, Chris Dede discusses the challenges in creating scalable and sustainable educational interventions.


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Chris Dede, Author, Harvard University


Identifier Type: isbn
Identifier: 978-0521607773

Publication: The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences
Page(s): 551

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Edited Chapter | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs