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ERIC Number: ED047417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Pages: 10
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Demonstration Process Factors Leading to Adoption of Innovation.
Kerins, C. Thomas; And Others
Illinois demonstration centers were established as change agents for the improvement of district programs for gifted children. The purpose of this study is to ascertain what factors operate within a demonstration process to influence visiting school personnel to initiate innovations in their schools. Three instruments were administered and factor-analyzed, and the factors entered in a multiple correlation analysis with the criterion variable being the trial adoption of an innovation. The main factor associated with administrators' adoption of an innovation is outside assistance. For teachers, the primary factors are those attributes of the demonstration that suggest how well the program will fit into the structure of their teaching environments. (A related document is EA 003 309.) (Author/MLF)
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Identifiers: Illinois
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (55th, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)