ERIC Number: ED035104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Change Agent Strategies: A Study of the Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory.
Miller, Peggy Lynne
This dissertation reports on a study of the planning and development activities of the Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory (MOREL). The study attempted to assess (1) whether MOREL has accepted a change agent role, and (2) whether it has taken action that indicates recognition of what is known through the literature and research about effective change-agent behavior. From the literature on the diffusion of innovations and the change process seven criteria were developed as the major change-agent strategies for effecting planned change. Utilizing the criteria as a screening device, the activities of MOREL as an institutional change agent were examined. An indepth data analysis was made of official and unofficial written records of MOREL, tape recordings of laboratory meetings, and interviews with key persons involved in the laboratory's development. The data were scrutinized for evidence related to each of the criteria. Recommendations are offered for the work of institutional change agents. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Communication (Thought Transfer), Criteria, Diffusion, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Informal Leadership, Institutional Role, Laboratories, Leadership
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Detroit.
Identifiers: Michigan Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory
Note: Thesis for Ph.D. Submitted to Michigan State University