The OpenEvo
Theory of School Improvement

Making schools better for everyone involved with them is a difficult task that takes many minds and perspectives working together to critically explore the full potential possible directions a school community could evolve towards. Our Theory of School Improvement provides a roadmap to collaborative change.

 Our Theory of School Improvement is highly general, in that it may apply widely across social, economic, cultural, and other contextual dimensions of schools around the world. Yet in spite of this generality, it also provides a direction, through the twin aims of understanding human behavior and engaging in school improvement and sustainable development processes. It is up to local school communities and collaborators to better understand how these broad improvement pathways can be optimized in local settings. 

By focusing on two general classes of educational innovation spaces, we can contribute to the cultural evolution of a more conceptually coherent and socially valued general education curriculum. 

Read our preprint chapter describing the latest conceptual context for our theory of school improvement within our community science lab model:

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