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          Preparing Students for Outdated Business Needs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

A Vision of Information Age Education



          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 Incentives
          Structural Changes
          Cost-Effectiveness
          Related Readings
          Related Websites

Examples of the New Paradigm
 

          Minnesota New Country School (EdVisions)
                    Related Readings
          The Chugach School District
                    Related Readings 
                    Related Websites
          The Montessori System
                    Related Readings
          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
          Related Websites

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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

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