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A Systemic Change Effort in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Decatur newsletters and other information


  • Banathy, B.H. (1992). A Systems View of Education: Concepts and Principles for Effective Practice. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
  • Banathy, B.H. (1991). Systems Design of Education: A Journey to Create the Future. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
  • Caine, R.N., & Caine, G. (1997). Education on the Edge of Possibility. Alexandria, VA: ASCD
  • Duffy, F. M. (2003). Courage, passion, and vision: A guide to leading systemic school improvement. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.
  • Duffy, F.M., Rogerson, L.G., & Blick, C. (2000). Redesigning America's Schools: A Systems Approach. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
  • Education Commission of the States (1996). Bending without Breaking: Improving Education through Flexibility & Choice. Denver, CO: ECS. (
  • Egol, M. (2003). The education revolution: Spectacular learning at lower cost (1st ed.). Tenafly, NJ: Wisdom Dynamics.
  • Hammer, M., & Champy, J. (2003). Reengineering the corporation : A manifesto for business revolution (1st HarperBusiness Essentials pbk. ed.). New York: HarperBusiness Essentials.
  • McCombs, B. L., & Whisler, J. S. (1997). The learner-centered classroom and school: Strategies for increasing student motivation and achievement (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Reigeluth, C., & Garfinkle, R.J. (Eds.) (1994). Systemic Change in Education. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
  • Schlechty, P.C. (1990). Schools for the 21st Century: Leadership Imperatives for Educational Reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Senge, P., et al. (2000). Schools that Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook. New York: Doubleday.

Articles & Chapters in Books

Other Websites

  • George Lucas Educational Foundation (2003). Systemwide change [A perspective on systemic change featuring case studies]: Retrieved May 14, 2003 from (requires Macromedia Flash Player 6 to view, available on site)
  • Indiana_State_Legislature (PL221 update). (2004). Indiana code title 20: Article 10.2: Table of contents., Retrieved on February 15, 2005, from

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