Dancing on a Shifting Carpet

Reinventing Traditional Schooling for the 21st Century

By Leoni Degenhardt, Patrick Duignan

The role of educational leaders has changed radically as countries attempt to transform their education systems to prepare young people to function in today's world of rapid technological and social change, economic globalization, and increased migration and mobility. This book argues that, in order to achieve this transformation, there is an urgent need for new paradigms of schooling. It offers practical advice on how to bring about such breakthrough change from within schools. Dancing on a Shifting Carpet documents how schools can reinvent themselves to meet the needs of contemporary and future students. The book describes and explains specific models that can be used. It recommends a leadership model that schools could adopt to facilitate their reinvention, and it provides specific advice on how to develop and sustain reinvented cultures in their schools. It also suggests a new methodology for insider researchers in positions of power within their own organization.

216 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780864318459