Systemic Change in Education

Systemic change is change that occurs in all aspects and levels of the educational process and that affects all of the people included in this process--students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members. It is a dynamic process that requires constant communication and evaluation and has implications for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.

The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands (1995) offers the following activity for understanding the meaning of systemic change:

"FRAMING THE DIALOGUE AROUND SYSTEMIC CHANGE


Reprinted with permission of the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands from Facilitating Systemic Change in Science and Mathematics Education: A Toolkit for Professional Developers. (c) 1995.

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