An alternative school differs from the project-oriented school in its adaptation of 21st century learning through pedagogical, administrative, routine and content aspects. School staffs lead extensive educational, organizational and community changes. An organizational culture is created, whereby all partners are connected and constant change is encouraged to promote innovative learning.
Professional literature shows that successful reforms were instigated and carried out by school principals and not by outside forces. It is also evident that principals have the power and the authority to initiate changes and reforming principals have never been deterred or stopped by the community or by the supervision system.
However, we at the Amitzim Program know that groundbreaking principals and revolutionaries also need a little outside help and a lot of inside help.