ERIC Number: ED027600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Basis for Educational Improvement.
Guba, Egon G.
Major steps of the change process include research, development, diffusion, and adoption, each with its specific objective and relation to change. Each of these steps can be further categorized into a number of particular activities by which each step is accomplished. The kinds of educational research performed in the United States are influenced by a series of eight dimensions, which characterize the research establishment as loosely organized, university based, individually directed, theory oriented, experimentally committed, of a psychostatistical tradition, of a part-time nature, and federally funded. Resultant problems include research not utilized, linking mechanisms between research and practice almost nonexistent, and training programs for researchers inadequate. Corresponding lacks contribute to the effectiveness of development, diffusion, and adoption. Successful diffusion of Title III project innovations, accounting for the nature of the adopter, involves the objective employment of seven diffusion strategies in combination with six diffusion techniques. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for the Study of Educational Change, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III
Note: Paper presented to the Kettering Foundation-U.S. Office of Education National Seminar on Innovation (Honolulu, Hawaii, July, 1967).