About the Systemic Change group...
A key article from 1994 by Charles Reigeluth and R. Finkle
Sources of inspiration: Alvin Toffler Future Shock and Third Wave
Edutopia.org: You've been writing about our educational system for decades. What's the most pressing need in public education right now?
From an article by Charles Reigeluth, 1994
Dan Pink (2001) Description of the school in Chapter 15, Free Agent Nation.
Abraham Fischler (2006). TheStudentIstheClass.com
See his blog entry from July 2006.
Here is a short piece that I posted on books.google.com
In 2006, Abraham Fischler wrote about the "agrarian calendar" that runs schools. www.TheStudentIstheClass.com
In 2001 Dan Pink wrote about the same calendar in Free Agent Nation.But Charles Reigeluth and Robert Garfinkle discussed the situation in 1994, with a reference to Alvin Toffler
If you are looking for a magic bullet to "tweak" public education and set schools on the right path, don't look here. Reigeluth and Finkle aim at transformation (Fischler's term) and school redesign (Stanford University's term), something that will change what most people remember about school.
The phrase "systemic change" will become more and more associated with Reigeluth's work because a video project on youtube and a wordpress site systemicchange.wordpress.com are in the works. If you want to know the source of the commotion, look at this book, written in 1994.
I met Reigeluth at the AECT conference in November 2011 in Jacksonville and he appears to be a patient person -- 17 years after the appearance of his book. Look for innovative teacher training programs that help educators not only swim against the stream but also seek to change the direction of the river's flow. The system can be changed fundamentally ("systemic change")
For more information, go to
-- from SystemicChange.wordpress.com
What is Systemic Change?
It's more than "reform."
Here are the questions to ask if you want to participate in the video project ...
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