The many failures of large-scale top-down educational reforms are well documented in the reform literature. These failures are most evident when they are reviewed from the advantageous perspective of hindsight. What are less well documented are the extraordinarily interesting, centrally driven educational changes that have had important and lasting impacts over time, not only because they are rare, but also because they have often occurred outside the mainstream (North American) focus of the reform literature. This article provides a retrospective review of one such educational reform as unique as the tropical island country in which it occurred. Revisiting this storied landscape (Clandinin & Connelly, 1995) provides insight into the process and potential of a systemwide educational reform.
Curriculum Inquiry
Carleton University

Fox, J. (2005). Revisiting the storied landscape of language policy impact over time: A case of successful educational reform. Curriculum Inquiry, 35(3), 261–293. doi:10.1111/j.1467-873X.2005.00329.x