ERIC Number: ED500703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-24
Reframing as a Best Practice: The Priority of Process in Highly Adaptive Decision Making
Peters, Gary B.
The development and practice of a well-defined process in which decisions are fully contemplated is needed in education today. The complexity of societal issues requires new depths of understanding, appreciation, and communication. Framing refers to the way a situation is described or viewed; reframing is the process of expanding and enriching the situation to gain multiple perspectives and meanings. Convenience and immediacy have been the underpinnings of educational decision making for too long. Educators tend to single-frame, or in other words, make decisions based on just one perspective. The strong influence of school cultures require quality decisions born of a process that is reflective, deliberate, and effective. The emergence of an ethical and legal frame in education is identified. Reframing strategies provide a broader worldview with critical meanings to augment the process.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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