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Chinese translation of Living on the Edge of Chaos: leading Schools into the Global Age
Washington State University.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Institution of education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8731-8040
2011 (Chinese)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book is an elegy of education in the industrial civilization and a prelude of educational innovation in an information age. It is written by authors with multi-disciplinary background and years of experiences in educational reform and exploration.

 

The authors explore the shift and innovation of educational paradigms in the 21st century, an age of information and globalization. Guided by the theories and methods of systems science (chaos), this book critically reviews the mechanical view of change, presents some exploratory research and practices with an insight into organization management, and proposes an organic emergent methodology of change. This casts light on school reinvention on the edge of chaos and paves a way for creating global learning centers in the 21st century while unfolding the mission and future of schools as global learning centers.

 

This book is a necessity for 21st century education reformers who want to broaden their horizons and knowledge. It will bring the readers unimaginable wisdom in education innovation.   (Text on the back cover)

 

Education pioneers who are dancing with “chains” all have this experience: it is very difficult to reform in the central area of education where traditional forces are strong and powerful, but when they consciously or unconsciously move away from the center to the “chaotic edge”, resistance greatly decreases. The “chaotic edge” is far away from the fierce competition in the “center”, but it is not a barren land without information input. Instead, it is an active area where stagnation and disorder are in frequent change. It is an area where complex systems can adjust and survive and where new ideas and creative practices can grow healthily and rapidly. However, to live on the edge of chaos means to give up all the benefits and profits in the central area and to choose to be marginalized. It also requires the educators to transcend classical view of science, of development, of education, and of methodology, and to get familiar with the epistemology, axiology, and methodology of living on the edge of chaos in complex education systems.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bejing: Education Science Publishing House , 2011.
Keyword [en]
educational change
Keyword [sv]
förändringsprocess och skolledarskap
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Social Sciences Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-15374DiVA: diva2:467101
Available from: 2011-12-19 Created: 2011-12-19 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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