MISSION Section 1.
The purpose of the CHANGE
Division shall be to serve those who are interested in systemic change in
education in a wide variety of settings, including public and private schools,
businesses, higher education, and technical institutes. We believe that fundamental change is
necessary in educational settings, for meeting learners' needs, for
dramatically improving the quality of education, and for enabling technology to
reach its potential contribution to education in all settings. Further, we believe that systems approaches,
most particularly systems design approaches, are necessary for such fundamental
change in education. Part of this
purpose will entail attracting many people who are not currently members of
The goals of the Division shall
1. To foster the development of
guidance for facilitating the process of systemic change.
2. To foster the development of
alternative visions and models of educational systems that will better meet the
needs of individuals and communities in the information age.
3. To increase awareness, both
within and outside of AECT, of the need for systemic change for
improving the quality of education, and
technology to reach its potential contribution to education in all settings.
4. To increase awareness, both
within and outside of AECT, of the body of knowledge about the change process.
5. To promote the networking of
its members to facilitate sharing of expertise and interests.
6. To provide a means of sharing
promising developments among the division members, with the general membership
of AECT, and with educators in all settings.
7. To provide opportunities for
the professional development of its members and others interested in systemic
change in education.
8. To serve as a forum for the
interests, concerns, and critical dialogue of those active in systemic change
9. To develop and provide
leadership for the interests of members of both the Division and AECT.
10. To foster cooperation and
coordination among institutions, agencies, foundations, and communities
concerned with the interests represented in the stated goals of the Division