The Open System

The Open System Redesigning Education and Reigniting Democracy

Landon Mascareñaz and Doannie Tran
paper, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2023
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-813-5
Price: $37.00

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A call to action for school and community leaders to reframe educational institutions as open systems that are adaptable and responsive to the needs of students, families, and communities. 

Landon Mascareñaz and Doannie Tran propose that, even as events of this decade have exposed stress points in existing top-down, closed systems within education and other public institutions, they have also created prime opportunities to rethink and redesign those systems in ways that encourage civic participation and invigorate local democracy. 

About the Author

Landon Mascareñaz is an educator, writer, and vice president for Community Partnership at the Colorado Education Initiative. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education Board. Doannie Tran is a partner at the Center for Innovation in Education. He formerly served as an assistant superintendent for the Academics and Professional Learning Department in Boston Public Schools and the Innovation Programs Division in Fulton County Schools.  

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