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ERIC Number: EJ853146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Beyond Reform: Transformation
Davidson, Jill
Horace, v23 n4 Win 2007
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is not a reform movement. To reform is to make a thing again; reformation implies a stasis that doesn't deliver enough for the educational future. This issue of Horace demonstrates that Essential schools and the districts and networks that support them are at various points in the journey of transformation, the process of creation that irrevocably moves teaching and learning within schools and school systems, over, through, or beyond to somewhere entirely different. The schools and systems described here have moved from teacher-centered to learner-centered, from disengagement to connection, from isolation to cooperation, from inequitable exclusivity for many to inclusive opportunity for all. CES stands for the principle that real transformation is driven by the belief that public schools--and all of their associated civic, business, and other institutions--exist so all people can reach their fullest potential. This commitment to democracy and to the value of everyone demands radical transformation in the truest sense of the word. This issue of Horace provides first-hand accounts from writers within the CES network that reframe and redefine transformation; the perspectives here not only provide evidence of system-wide change, but they restore one's faith in "transformation." This issue highlights specific CES network strengths, such as sustained coaching within schools.
Coalition of Essential Schools. 1330 Broadway Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 510-433-1451; Fax: 510-433-1455; Web site: http://www.essentialschools.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A