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From Ghost Systems to Host Systems via Transformation Zones

This policy brief focuses on the convergence of advances in implementation, organization change, and system reinvention science and practice towards effective and efficient changes in large education and human service systems.
Author(s): 
Dr. Dean Fixen
Dr. Karen Blasé
Melissa Van Dyke
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Published: 
2012
Resource Type: 
Product
Number of Pages: 
7
Product Type: 
Abstract: 

Through a series of summit meetings, the Adult Education Great Cities Summit Initiative explored the needs and concerns of adult education students, teachers, and local program administrators in five large, urban settings. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Houston participated in a series of activities focused on improving learner outcomes, enhancing teacher capacity for providing evidence-based instruction, accessing evidence-based resources, and technical assistance in building capacity for coordination among key partners. As part of this activity, four policy briefs were developed based on key topics that emerged from the Great Cities Summit discussions. This policy brief, From Ghost Systems to Host Systems via Transformation Zones, focuses on the convergence of advances in implementation, organization change, and system reinvention science and practice towards effective and efficient changes in large education and human service systems.

Benefits and Uses: 

These policy briefs were authored by Subject Matter Experts who provided technical assistance throughout the course of the Adult Education Great Cities Summit Initiative. The topics chosen were based on the author’s area of expertise and the key drivers of technical assistance throughout the course of this 24 month project. This particular policy brief would be most useful to program administrators and state staff looking at transformation zones as a way to chance their organizations to support the implementation of evidence-based practices and other innovations.

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