Perry, J.A., Crow, R., & Zambo, D. (2019). Improvement Science: A revolutionary methodology for leadership preparation. Presented at the Carnegie Summit. San Francisco, CA
Our network is contextualized within the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of 100+ universities and colleges of education working to undertake a critical examination of the EdD. A subset of CPED, the Improvement Science Network is entwined with this vision and aims to make improvement science a (if not the) signature pedagogy for the EdD. As Bryk, Gomez, Grunow, and LeMahieu note, there is a chasm between problems and good ideas in education today. The Improvement Science Network’s aim aligns with this belief and works with faculty to equip educational leaders with practical know-how to elicit positive change.
Learning Objectives: In this 75-minute session, participants will:
1. Explore approaches for preparing professional practitioners to apply improvement science as a means of inquiry in improvement practice.
2. Recognize the distinct training needed in improvement science, as a frame for EdD dissertations, and the research skills and standards of rigor and quality necessary for this work.