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Sweetland, Julie – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2008
Building community and supporting learning are two principles of Whole Schooling. This article describes how Center for Inspired Teaching, a nonprofit educational reform organization, uses these principles to foster professional learning communities in public schools in Washington, DC. When change agents approach disengaged, disempowered faculties…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Resistance to Change, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Naicker, Sigamoney – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
The advent of a democracy in South Africa ushered in refreshing changes within the South African context. Given South Africa's dark apartheid history, every policy intervention had to ensure a human rights ethos prevails. Inclusive Education, through the publication of the policy document Education White Paper 6 on Special Needs Education:…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Democracy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, Michael – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
In this article, the author introduces whole schooling and its role within: to work towards positive change in schooling. The author discusses what led educators to the idea of creating schools that are more effective, engaging, and joyful places of growth and development for children.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy