ERIC Number: ED510281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Implementing Postmodernism in Changing the Role of School Administrators in America's Schools
Petterway, Arthur L.
This article examines the impact of post-modernism on school transformation. Moving away from rigid paradigms of structural reform, the postmodern approach suggests a fluid acceptance of discordant voices and diversity, as necessary ingredients in the construction of meaningful change. Transformation implies interconnectedness, which by itself is inconsistent with the notion that the process of change can be truncated to convenient and easily identifiable compartments. The article suggests that a vision for reform that is inspired, or at least influenced by a postmodernist approach will consider learning and instruction as part of an undivided process. However, success will be measured not on the basis of how efficiently instruction was delivered, but by how much learning occurred.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A