Table of Contents

Preface
The Case for a Fundamental Change

 Meeting the Needs of Only a Few
 Meeting the Needs of All
 Preparing Students for Outdated Business Needs
 Exploring the Essence of the Information Age
 Changing Educational Needs of Students
 Understanding the S-Curve and Paradigm Change
 Summary of Key Ideas in this Chapter
 Related Readings
 Related Websites

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A Vision of Information Age Education
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Examples of the New Paradigm

Minnesota New Country School (EdVisions)

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The Chugach School District
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The Montessori System
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Other Information-Age School Systems
Summary of Key Ideas in this Chapter

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How to Get There from Here

Strategies for the Paradigm Change Process

Principles for the Paradigm Change Process
Open Questions
Summary of Key Ideas in this Chapter
Related Readings
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What Governments Can Do

Support Development of Technological Tools

Support Piloting of Best Practices
Help States Build Capacity to Facilitate Paradigm Change
Developing Knowledge on the Paradigm Change Process
A Federal Strategy
A Final Word
Summary of Key Ideas in this Chapter
Related Readings

Core Idea 1: Attainment-Based System

Core Idea 2: Learner-Centered Instruction

Core Idea 3: Expanded Curriculum

Core Idea 4: New Roles

Core Idea 5: A Nurturing School Culture

Core Idea 6: Organizational Structure and IncentivesStructural Changes

Cost-Effectiveness

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