Bereiter, C. (2002). Design Research for Sustained Innovation. Cognitive Studies, 9(3), 321–327.
Although there is innovation in education it tends to be sporadic and discontinuous, with the result that innovative practices seldom win out against those with a long evolutionary history. (p. 1)
add a note here (p. 2)
The automobile engine is especially interesting, because the inherent drawbacks of the reciprocating piston engine were recognized early and there were periodic attempts at radical innovation, none of which has yet succeeded. (p. 2)