Recently, Ukraine has faced a growing demand for adopting an integrated approach to reforming high school education. "The New Ukrainian School" assumes complete transition of educational establishments from transmitting knowledge to building students' skills, which requires not only change in methodologies, but also paradigm shift in thinking, management approaches, and engagement between all parties of the learning environment, as well as creating partnership pedagogy. To achieve these changes, as Michael Fullan, a Canadian expert in reforming education, says, there are two vital points to implement:
- Systemic changes: an integrated approach to school transformation, involving all stakeholders;
- Building a grassroots movement fostering and enabling change from above.
For schools, this means a change in the interaction model at the student-teacher, teacher-teacher, and teacher-school leaders levels, as well as in engagement with and involvement of community.