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Change Management

Slideshow From Jo Wilson looking at Managing Change from Homegroup workshop at
St Andrews middle School

Here also is a table Participants reflected on what a 2018 column might contain
This table is from a Mark Treadwell reference to Discussing Change

Information access
The information landscape was relatively barren and information was relatively expensive, mostly being housed in the libraries, radio and television and newspapers/magazines, which were mostly "filtered" by a third party with a vested interest.
The information landscape is vast, based on multimedia and required numerous new technologies in order to interact successfully with it. Many information sources were primary sources or "actual/recorded accounts" of events. Time delay between discovery and availability reduces dramatically.
Information reliability
Non-politically sensitive information was mostly reliable. Political systems carried out most censorship and interpretation of incoming information. Information increasingly variable in reliability. The ease of authorship on the one hand has decreased the likelihood of focused political interference but has increased the amount of variability in interpretation.
Communication Primarily communication for our young people was person-to-person and oral. There was minimal written communication at the personal level for most young learners. Communication, while still being primarily oral, is increasingly text orientated with increasing use of e-mail and text messaging.
Few decisions needed to be made by young people and where decisions were required there were strict cultural guidelines to assist in the decision-making process and plenty of adult help was available (desired or not) in the process.
Young people are now having to make independent, decisions on a wide range of issues including leisure, money, fashion, peer structures, employment, sexual attitudes/activity, personal status etc. . . with most of their guidelines coming from their peers and an artificial "entertainment world".
Family structure
Predominantly two parents in a (possibly superficially), stable relationship. One parent, usually the mother, at home for a significant part of the child's early development (up to 12 years of age).
Depending on the community there will be up to a 50% possibility that one or either of the two caregivers will either not be present or will not be their biological parent. Depending on the community there will be up to a 60% chance that both parents will work
Most children did not travel much at all and if they did so it was inevitably in the process of accompanying their parents due to changes in their occupation/job.
Many, but certainly not all, children now travel considerably. Children from higher income (more affluent) homes will probably have travelled several times by plane to an overseas/interstate destination by the time they are 14 years old. Children from lower income homes will still travel considerably more than their peers of 40 years ago. By way of this most, but not all children of today are more aware of their geographical and cultural world they live in.