Organizing Schools for Productive Learning

  • Shlomo Sharan
  • Ivy Geok Chin Tan

About this book


This book offers an alternative approach to secondary school organization. In line with the definition formulated by John Dewey's philosophy of education, the new approach aims to promote productive learning. The book shows the way to extricate schools from their past in order to respond more successfully to the requirements of the information age in which we are living today.

The chapters treat the primary components of teachers' work in schools in light of systems' theory as opposed to the organization of instruction prevalent in today's schools that is designed in light of bureaucratic theory. The book demonstrates how the current principles of organization impede the change and improvement of instruction and by necessity create boredom and the routinization of teachers' and students' activity in schools.


Curriculum Evaluation Integration John Dewey education learning productive learning school organization school structure student learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Shlomo Sharan
    • 1
  • Ivy Geok Chin Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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