My publications are divided into topics:
1. The Paradigm Change Process
2. Visions of the New Paradigm
3. Instructional Theory for the New Paradigm
4. Educational Technology for the New Paradigm
Apologies: This page is still under development.
2. Visions of the New Paradigm
I see three major parts of a vision of the learner-centered paradigm: organizational structures, instructional systems, and technology systems. In this section, I chronologically present my work on organizational structures, though some publications below also deal with the other two parts and thus are repeated there.
Reigeluth, C.M. (1987). The search for meaningful reform: A third-wave educational system. Journal of Instructional Development, 10 (4), 3-14. PDF
Reigeluth, C.M. (1991). Impressions of NASDC's design confer-ence for inventing a new generation of American schools. Educational Technology, 31 (10), 8-10. PDF
Norris, C.A., & Reigeluth, C.M. (1991). Themes for change: A look at systemic restructuring experiences. Educational Horizons, 69 (2), 90-96. PDF
Reigeluth, C.M., & Garfinkle, R.J. (1992). Envisioning a new system of education. Educational Technology, 32 (11), 17-23. Also published in C. Reigeluth & R. Garfinkle (Eds.), Systemic Change in Education. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. PDF
Reigeluth, C.M. (1992). The imperative for systemic change. Educational Technology, 32 (11), 9-13. Also published in C. Reigeluth & R. Garfinkle (Eds.), Systemic Change in Education. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. PDF
Reigeluth, C.M. (1992). Educational systems design. (Translated by Tsuey-Jen Wu & Tsa-Kang Chu.) Instructional Technology & Media (A Chinese language journal), 3 (6), 9-21. PDF
Reigeluth, C.M., Banathy, B.H., & Olson, J.R. (Eds.) (1993). Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Reigeluth, C.M., & Garfinkle, R.J. (Eds.) (1994). Systemic Change in Education. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
Luterbach, K.J., & Reigeluth, C.M. (1994). School's not out, yet. Educational Technology, 47-54.
Reigeluth, C.M. (1997). Educational standards: To standardize or to customize learning? Phi Delta Kappan, 79 (3), 202-206.
Squire, K.D., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2000). The many faces of systemic change. Educational Horizons, 78 (3), 143-152.
Reigeluth, C.M., & Beatty, B.J. (2003). Why children are left behind and what we can do about it. Educational Technology, 43 (5), 24-32.
Watson, S.L., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2008). The learner-centered paradigm of education. Educational Technology, 48(5), 42-48. Also published as Watson, S.L., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2010). The learner-centered paradigm of education. In F. M. Duffy (Ed.) (2010), Dream! create! sustain!: Mastering the art & science of transforming school systems (pp. 288-315). Leading Systemic School Improvement Series, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Duan, M.J., Pei, X.N., & Li, X. (2009). A paradigm shift in the educational system: A dialogue with Dr. Charles M. Reigeluth - An international instructional design expert. China Educational Technology, 268, 1-6.
Reigeluth, C.M. (2012). Teoría instruccional y tecnología para el nuevo paradigma de la educación. RED, Revista de Educación a Distancia. Número 32. 30 de septiembre de 2012. Consultado el (30/09/2012) en Also published in English as Reigeluth, C.M. (2012). Instructional theory and technology for the new paradigm of education. RED, Revista de Educación a Distancia. Number 32. September 30, 2012. Retrieved on (30/09/2012) at
Watson, S.L., Watson, W.R., & Reigeluth, C.M. (2008). Systems design for change in education and training. In J.M. Spector, M.D. Merrill, J.J.G. van Merrienboer & M.P. Driscoll (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.
Reigeluth, C.M. (2008). Chaos theory and the sciences of complexity: Foundations for transforming education. In B. Despres (Ed.), Systems Thinkers in Action: A Field Guide for Effective Change Leadership in Education. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. Also published as Reigeluth, C.M. (2010). Chaos theory and the sciences of complexity. In F. M. Duffy (Ed.), Dream! create! sustain!: Mastering the art & science of transforming school systems (pp. 288-315). Leading Systemic School Improvement Series. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
This was my first publication about what an information-age, learner-centered educa-tional system might be like. It was initially published in 1983 as a Working Paper at Syracuse University.
President George H.W. Bush's push to "break the mold" in educational systems spurred the creation of the New American Schools Development Corporation, which unfortun-ately decided to go with the best of what works now rather than break the mold. In this 2-pager I describe my positive impressions of their design conference and a few concerns.
This article reports some of the results of a study of new paradigm schools. It identifies common themes found in five exemplary schools. The study was jointly funded by the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana University.
This article updated and elaborated on my 1987 article about what an information-age, learner-centered educational system might be like. This update resulted from a proposal I submitted to the New American Schools Development Corporation, which was not funded. Robert Garfinkle and I were co-editors on a special issue on systemic change in education, which was subsequently published as a book.
This article was my first major piece about the need for paradigm change in education, relating it to both societal change based on Toffler's work and individual students' needs. It also was largely derived from my proposal to NASDC and was later published in my book with Robert Garfinkle, Systemic Change in Education.
This Chinese language article describes my ideas about what paradigm change is, why it is needed, and what it might be like.