WRG College of Education
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, Texas

School Administrators as a Successful Change Agent in America’s Schools with the Application of Postmodernism

This paper examines the impact of postmodernism on school transformation. Moving away from rigid paradigms of structural reform, the postmodern approach suggests a fluid acceptance of discordant voices and diversity, as necessary ingredients in the construction of meaningful change. Transformation implies interconnectedness, which by itself is inconsistent with the notion that the process of change can be truncated to convenient and easily identifiable compartments. The paper suggests that a vision for reform that is inspired, or at least influenced, by a postmodernist approach will consider learning and instruction as part of an undivided process. However, success will be measured not on the basis of how efficiently instruction was delivered, but by how much learning occurred.

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