"There are four main ‘wrong driver’ culprits that I discuss with their matched pairs that refer to the more effective alternative. In all cases choosing a combination of the drivers makes matters significantly worse (or better). The culprits are:
- accountability: using test results,and teacher appraisal, to reward or punish teachers and schools vs capacity building;
- individual teacher and leadership quality: promoting individual vs group solutions;
- technology: investing in and assuming that the wonders of the digital world will carry the day vs instruction;
- fragmented strategies vs integrated or systemic strategies."
Michael Fullan ' Choosing the wrong drivers for whole system reform'
Once again we have clear research-based evidence that we should be developing intelligent accountability, trusted, empowered and passionate teams, a focus on brilliant teaching and a coherent, joined-up systemic vision for learning. Let's hope those advising Michael Gove are listening!