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on the processes/steps and/or the elements of school and other systems.
This page introduces two lists of items that need to be considered when school and other systems are being rebuilt, renewed or transformed. There are many items on each of these lists which describe, in detail, the processes or steps in a formal transformation as well as the elements or aspects of the systems that may need to be modified in order to achieve the goals of inclusion and equity. We have created these detailed lists because we think it is easier to work on small, specific changes rather than being faced with broad, general statements about transforming systems.
Go to our full lists of transformation processes or system elements which are the page to which we will link one page summaries explaining their importance (and including examples). We invite readers to review, comment on, or prepare these brief summaries in the feedback section below. The educator organizations thank the members of the Global Network of Deans of Education who are facilitating broad participation in this activity.
Our suggested steps for system transformation are drawn from the UN a Guidance Note for translating the national commitments into action made at the UN Transforming Education Summit (TES) as well as basic steps undertaken by most education reform efforts which were identified in the joint educators’ statement on rebuilding, renewing and transforming school and other systems. These processes include items such as securing commitments from other ministries, integrating the transformation plan into existing national policies & plans, establishing an education reform commission and reviewing data, studies, reports and surveys on on child/youth safety, health & development as well as student retention and academic achievement.
The key elements of school and other system operations that should be modified and aligned coherently to ensure a student centered, whole child approach promoting inclusion and equity include items such as using a student-centered approach that includes student and teacher agency, maintaining a balance among the core purposes/functions of schooling (learning to be, to do, to live together, to learn over the life course) and sustaining intersectoral partnerships by selecting, scaling up, & coordinating selected Intersectoral Policy/Program Coordination Frameworks (IPPCFs) such as healthy schools, safe schools and many others.
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