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ERIC Number: ED011571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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ADOPTION OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS.
CARLSON, RICHARD O.
THIS INQUIRY WAS CONCERNED WITH (1) EXPLANATION OF THE RATES OF ADOPTION OF NEW EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES BY SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND (2) EXPLANATION OF VARYING RATES OF DIFFUSION OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS. CHAPTER ONE PRESENTS THE EXPLANATORY FRAMEWORK TO BE EMPLOYED, AND THE SOURCES AND KINDS OF DATA TO BE INVOLVED. THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS TRACE OUT PORTIONS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INNOVATIONS. IN CHAPTER TWO, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A SUPERINTENDENT'S POSITION IN THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF ADOPTERS AND HIS RATE OF ACCEPTANCE OF MODERN MATH WAS SCRUTINIZED. IN CHAPTER THREE, THE SUBJECT IS THE PATTERNS OF SEEKING ADVICE AND INFORMATION ABOUT NEW EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES AMONG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THE WAY IN WHICH ADVICE SEEKING AND GIVING IS RELATED TO THE STATUS STRUCTURE OF SUPERINTENDENTS. CHAPTER FOUR EXPLORES THE RELATION OF ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE OF SUPERINTENDENTS AS MEASURED BY ACCEPTANCE OF SEVERAL INNOVATIONS TO THE INNOVATIVENESS SCORE OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS AS MEASURED BY A SET OF INDEPENDENT VARIABLES. CHAPTER FIVE MOVES AWAY FROM THE ADOPTION STAGE OF THE LIFE CYCLE OF INNOVATIONS TO THE SPREAD OR DIFFUSION STAGE. CHAPTER SIX IS A CASE STUDY OF SOME OF THE UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCES IN THE USE OF ONE INNOVATION, PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, IN ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THIS PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, 84 PAGES. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)