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Toh, Y., Azilawati Jamaludin & Hung, D. W. L. (2018). Overcoming impediments to reform: Building a sustainable ecosystem for educational innovations. In T. S. Koh & D. Hung (Eds.), Leadership for change: The Singapore schools' experience (pp. 103-125). Singapore; Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific, 2018.
In this chapter, we examine how we can sustain educational innovations from the ecological perspective, where multiple stakeholders at the leadership level can help new adopters of innovations to construct an ecosystem that is conducive to deep learning. From our studies, we established that schools could sustain educational innovations to achieve purposeful learning by leveraging ecosystem carryover effects, which are defined by Ron Adner (2012) as the process of leveraging successful elements in constructing one ecosystem to create advantages in constructing a new ecosystem. We found four types of carryover effects that can occur in self-renewing learning networks that engender new knowledge, namely: structural, economic, socio-cultural and epistemic ecosystem carryover effects. For the rest of this chapter, we will explain how we had identified these carryover effects and provide preliminary evidence for the impact of these carryover effects in sustaining educational innovations that move towards achieving life-long, life-wide, life-deep and life-wise learning in the schools.
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