Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform

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Overview

Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform by I. Mitroff, L. Hill, C. Alpaslan

Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349481101
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author Ian I. Mitroff: Ian I. Mitroff is Senior Research Associate at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Professor Emeritus of the University of Southern California, USA; and President of Mitroff Crisis Management.
Author Lindan B. Hill: Lindan B. Hill is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership, Marian University, USA.
Author Can M. Alpaslan: Can M. Alpaslan is Professor in the Department of Management at California State University, Northridge, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Education Mess 2. What Is a System and What Is a Mess? 3. The Psychology and Philosophy of Inquiry, Philosophical Psychology, and Psychological Philosophy 4. The Charter School Mess, A Messy Systems View 5. The Charter Schools of the Future - Possible Designs 6. Hiding in Plain Sight: Education Reform in Indiana 7. General Heuristics for Coping with The Education Mess 8. Waiting for Wilberforce - Making Sense of and Coping with the Tragic and Senseless 9. Crisis Management As An Imperative For Schools Epilogue

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