The educational pendulum exists, and it has governed the field for decades. It creates the moving target that is nearly impossible to hit with our current practices. How do we as educators grasp this idea in order to offset it? The pendulum influences the morale of staff and students alike, so learners must find ways to manage the pendulum until the paradigm changes. 

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Write a paper of 1,500–1,750 words that addresses shifts in educational paradigm (the pendulum effect). In your paper, include the following:

  1. A research-supported discussion of educational paradigms, specifically identifying the current educational paradigm.
  2. A research-supported discussion of how the educational pendulum (shift in paradigms) influences education, including the role of the educational leader, teacher, and student.
  3. A research-supported discussion of the importance of educational paradigms, including shifting paradigms.