Start small but think big. Yet, “going to scale”—orchestrated replication— has proved difficult to achieve. This extensive literature review concludes that rather than reproducing the reform, what must be scaled up are the conditions that permitted the initial reform to be successful and the local roots that can sustain it. Doing so requires charismatic and effective local leadership, strong local demand, and adequate (not necessarily massive) funding.
Bristol, UK: EdQual. ISBN: 978-1-906675-34-9, 32 pp.
EdQual Working Paper No.28. ‘Going to Scale’: Nurturing the local roots of education innovation in Africa.