Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Carol Anderson-Woo, EdD
Cindy Petersen, EdD
Alan Enomoto, EdD
Purpose: The purpose of this Delphi study was to identify and describe the educational changes for high schools in California that are possible and probable by 2035 as perceived by a panel of experts. In addition, the purpose was to determine the level of desirability of educational changes identified as probable by a panel of experts. Finally, the purpose was to describe the actions necessary to promote the desirable educational changes by 2035 as perceived by the expert panel.
Methodology: The Delphi method was used as a mixed methods approach to build consensus among experts. Fifteen experts from diverse secondary education disciplines were purposively chosen based on specific criteria. Educational changes meeting an 85% consensus threshold were investigated further to determine actions needed for probable and desirable changes to occur by 2035.
Findings: This study identified three major findings related to actions necessary to promote these changes as discusses in the conclusions.
Conclusions: This study’s conclusions were based on what the panel members identified as the actions necessary to promote probable and desirable changes. First, school districts need to establish partnerships to ensure a focus on learning for both students and staff, and second, school districts need to consistently implement strategic planning and continual monitoring of learning.
Recommendations: Implications for action were developed to support the recommended changes based on the data findings, conclusions, expert panel members’ ideas, and new learning from this study.
Lopez, Guillermo, "A Delphi Study of Possibilities of Learning by 2035: Identify and Describe the Educational Changes for High Schools in California that are Possible and Probable by 2035 as Perceived by a Panel of Experts" (2023). Dissertations. 507.