In a new paradigm can each one of us, of any age and walk of life, self-identify as an education stakeholder? If so, where is our capacity to respond to the challenges the education sector present us? What would be an initial step you are ready to take?
Albert Einstein said "no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Can we acknowledge that our "doing" in education is grounded in
principles and practices of the past and therefore not only ineffective but hurtful to all involved and with a devastating effect on the student and society's future?
In a new paradigm can each one of us self-identify as an education stakeholder? If so,
how are our capacities to respond (being responsible) going to manifest regarding the challenge the sector presents us? Can we acknowledge that the answers lie in our heart and mind? Can we acknowledge that our, heart and mind have allowed "us" to develop state of the art communications tools that now enable us to tap in and feed from the collective wisdom to reach our individual and community aspirations?
With this in mind, can we become multi-sector communities of learning and innovation at any level (local, national, international) and use such environment as a training ground for teachers and administrators? Can we combine using private sector’s state of the art communications and management infrastructure to help organize and create a sustainable education process that is resonant to changing conditions? Can existing summer and after school programs become the testing field for new tools and strategies the teachers in training develop, and can university education majors be the teachers’ assistants in these activities?
Can institutions of higher education use this environment as a real-life laboratory whose valuable research findings would support the process and bring about new sector standards? Can existing public educational entities transform themselves around this
process and become again viable as, for example, information clearinghouses?