Improving Schools through Cultural Symbols

Improving Schools through Cultural Symbols Ed Harris Demographic, technological, and economic forces are transforming societal institutions and the ways in which people interact within them. Major challenges of twenty-first century education include adjusting to these...

Improving Schools in Four Cultural Contexts

Improving Schools in Four Cultural Contexts Ed Harris I have attended many conferences and workshops on school improvement. While I always try to come away with at least one strategy or idea to apply, I typically find that it may work very well in some settings, may...

Addressing a Common Misapplication of Systems Thinking

Addressing a Common Misapplication of Systems Thinking Katherine Curry School reform efforts and the emphasis of school and district performance assessment based primarily on student performance data on standardized tests have led to a trend in education that is of...

Diverse Systems, External Conditions, and Edupreneurism

Diverse Systems, External Conditions, and Edupreneurism Katherine Curry and Ed Harris When we refer to schools as “systems,” our minds may be immediately drawn to the idea of a traditional school district. Typically, a school district consists of buildings organized...

Designing a Micro-School

Designing a Micro-school Katherine Curry How do I Start a Micro School? Do Your Homework.  When considering the creation of a Micro School, you will want to review the current models, read the relevant literature, and possibly visit other Micro Schools.  As each Micro...
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