ERIC Number: EJ1054857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Transformational Dialogue for Public Education: Moving from Tweaking to Transforming at the State Level
Kim, Daniel H.
Educational Technology, v54 n3 p22-28 May-Jun 2014
The importance of public education has never been greater as we enter the dawn of a new millennium. Innumerable efforts have been focused on improving public education, but the unfortunate result has been an array of fractured, piecemeal efforts. What is needed is a systemic approach to go from "tweaking" to "transforming" through a process known as Transformational Dialogue for Public Education (TDPE). This approach is based on four core tenets: (1) going to the root of the root; (2) re-conceiving and optimizing at the state level; (3) no organizational transformation without personal transformation; and (4) enduring revolution through persistent evolution. Using these four tenets as the foundation, the TDPE approach is designed to provide coherence to the current piecemeal efforts and help produce results that are far-reaching and sustainable.
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Case Studies, Educational Improvement, State Action, Etiology, Organizational Development, Educational Development, Organizational Communication, Discourse Communities, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio