Educational Systems Theory
- "Educational system environmental change is a
difference in educational system environment." (p.
- System environment is characterized by uncertainty of
For example, if only white people had previously applied for
admission to an educational system, then there is no uncertainty in
the choice environment with respect to
ethnicity. If at a later time a number of African American and
Hispanic students begin applying for admission, then the uncertainty in
the choice environment has changed. There is greater uncertainty as to
whether the next applicant will be Hispanic, African American or Anglo.
- In recent history, one example of system
environmental change is that more students who apply for admission come
from one-parent families, compared to 40 years ago when most came from
two-parent families. Nowadays, educational systems have many more choices
for mediated information. In the middle of the 20th century, textbooks
and educational films were available for selection. Near the end of this
century, educational systems have available for selection numerous kinds
of educational videotapes, multimedia computer software, and many more
choices of periodicals such as newspapers and magazines.
Another change is that more prospective students are now on drugs and
carry weapons with them, compared to 40 years ago. This is system
- system environment
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