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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
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 Contents1. 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