For this Discussion, you will evaluate programs within your specialization to determine target areas of improvement for educational and social change in Grand City.
• Review all Learning Resources for this module. Think about the meaning of educational change, the impact of data collection on change initiatives, and the impact of positive social and educational change on all individuals in a community.
• Review the Grand City data and media for this module as well as your analysis of the data from the Module 1 Discussion 1. Consider what programs are most critical in supporting Grand City’s children and students, including both those in early childhood programs and K–12 schools. Think about how data supports the need for change initiatives. How might a successful change in those programs impact the community as a whole?
• Hargreaves and Fullan (2013) note the difference between business capital and professional capital. Reflect on the concept of capital, your investment in your own education, and the benefits you anticipate in your career and in the lives of the children you reach.
• Review Walden University’s mission and vision for social change. Imagine you are on the Grand City task force representing your specialization, and consider the areas needing improvement or change. How might you propose the task force address those areas? What impact might such changes have on social change in the Grand City community?