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Implementing Educational Reform: Cases and Challenges

Implementing Educational Reform: Cases and Challenges edited by Cambridge Faculty of Education’s Colleen McLaughlin and Penn AHEAD’s Alan Ruby will be released by Cambridge University Press this month. It’s a fascinating read about the complex and often messy on-the-ground realities of reform implementation, full of pertinent and sagacious advise for policy makers and reformers. For additional information please visit You can also get a copy through Amazon.

In preparation for the release, Cambridge Partnership for Education’s Dominique Slade has met with Colleen and Alan to discuss the new book and their own rich and varied experiences in the education reform space. You can listen to or download their brief, but thought provoking and insightful conversation at

 You are also cordially invited to join Colleen McLaughlin, Alan Ruby, and their collaborators, Mary James and Mel Ainscow, for a free webinar and Q&A session, where they'll discuss the question 'Why is Education Reform Implementation important?', using their experience of presenting eight case studies of education reform implementation which capture how the design and implementation choices of policy makers are shaped by national and historical contexts. The webinar will be taking place on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 am EST / 02:00 pm in London. RSVP Please register at