Creating educational access, equity, and opportunity for all : real change requires redesigning public education to reflect today's world
- Everette W. Surgenor.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
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- xviii, 155 pages ; 24 cm
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|LC213.2 .S87 2014||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155).
- Preface Introduction Chapter One: A Society in Conflict Chapter Two: Three Generations of Reform Chapter Three: Why Reform Initiatives Have Not Worked Chapter Four: The Clattering Train Chapter Five: The Wrong Road Chapter Six: Differing Ages-Differing Contexts Chapter Seven: Responding to Change in the Face of Adversity Chapter Eight: The Context for Change Chapter Nine: The Importance of Prior Learning to the Reform/Change Process Chapter Ten: The Processes of Reform Chapter Eleven: The Organizational Structures of Reform Chapter Twelve: Identifying Needed Reforms to Practice Chapter Thirteen: Shaping the Reform Process Chapter Fourteen: Building a Reform Process That Responds to Continuous and Rapid Change Chapter Fifteen: What the Future Holds Chapter Sixteen: Engaging This Future.
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Louis Sullivan, an American architect, was referred to as the "father of modernism" and coined the phrase "form follows function." His phrase provides a key insight into the state of public education in America. The existing form for public education is industrial in nature and is not a match for what should be the function of an education system in an information age society-one that is characterized by technology, globalism, a new definition of work, and rapid, relentless change. This book explains how the mismatch between function and form is creating circumstances that are putting the future of public education at risk, leading to system dysfunction, deregulation, and privatization. Public education needs to be redesigned and reformatted to match the function of the age in which we now live. The current structure and function denies too many students the levels of access, equity, and opportunity that their parents once enjoyed. Achieving that outcome is important to the economic, social, and political wellbeing of America.
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