Schools are not information sources anymore as information can be easily accessed from public sources. Instead, schools provide an environment for studying, making attempts and mistakes, reflecting, and personal growth. Student oriented approach is an essential precondition for a school to implement its mission, but it is not sufficient.
Connection to the broader environment is crucial: schools become interaction centers for parents, schoolchildren, teachers, business or civic sector, and other community representatives (schools become community centers).
This enables partnership relationships with all stakeholders of the process and creates practical and lively environment at schools and beyond – for schoolchildren, teachers, headmasters, parents, and other participants. To achieve this, schools must form a vision, their development direction, and involve all interested parties in the transformation process.