By working together
in a Centre that is clearly dedicated to studying, promoting and extending
scholarly and public debate about educational change, it is intended
that members of the International Centre for Educational Change adds
value to their own individual efforts, impact and initiative.
• to build
a critical and visible mass of expertise in the theory and practice
of educational change, that consolidates and advances the reputation
of OISE/UT as the international leader in the field
• to evaluate
and inquire into educational changes and reforms on a scale that exceeds
what members of the Centre could achieve separately. To create and sustain
a vigorous and challenging intellectual community which engages in high
level dialogue about educational change theory and practice.
• to build
a collaborative culture of educational change researchers, from which
flexible and high-functioning research and/or development teams can
be swiftly created to bid for and carry out major funded projects of
significance on educational change. To become a magnet for graduate
students and academic visitors from all over the world to advance their
own knowledge of and expertise in educational change.
• to contribute
to the education of new teachers by helping them understand the importance
of educational change, the impact it has on their work, and their own
role as future change agents in education.
• to involve
classroom teachers and school leaders in the investigation of educational
change by undertaking projects of action research with them so that
they are not merely subjects of and sites for research studies, but
active contributors to the development of ICEC's shared knowledge base
to facilitate electronic and face-to-face dialogue and conversation
about educational change among educators and academics that is open,
respectful, and challenging.
• to concentrate
high profile outlets of publication (e.g., journals, book series, newsletters)
and other kinds of dissemination (e.g., video, webpages).