ERIC Number: ED022262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Innovation Adoption in Public School Districts: Research on the Characteristics of Selected School Systems as They Relate the Need for Appraisal, Acceptance, and Use of Innovations. Final Report. (Appendix G Bound Separately)
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This study seeks to acquaint persons in local school districts and other agencies with the process of adopting educational innovations. Models were obtained from the literature and examined for usefulness by interviewing and submitting questionnaires to 149 educators and parents in eight typical school districts. From this process came a more general model: Innovation adoption can occur only in the presence of an initiating mechanism and a sustaining mechanism. Implications of the study for stimulating and supporting innovations in school districts are discussed. Appendices describe the school districts participating in the study, the study methodology and findings, a mathematical statement of the new model, and a view of the individual's role in the adoption process. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.