From Fragmentation to Coherence: How more integrative ways of working could accelerate improvement and progress toward equity in education

From Fragmentation to Coherence: How more integrative ways of working could accelerate improvement and progress toward equity in education

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Informed by numerous conversations with education thought leaders, this document explains how educational reformers often create conflicts for educators, students, and families by moving ahead with solutions before fully understanding the nature of the problem to be solved, or the context in which it takes place. To address this issue, the paper calls for a learning agenda on how to build the capacities of organizations to work in ways that produce greater integration of effort, and less fragmentation. Part of that agenda includes the Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded “Integration Design Consortium,” a series of five action-learning projects taking place in states and local communities across the country

Program: Education