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ERIC Number: ED054054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 22
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How To Implement Change. A Position Paper.
Hall, Clyde W.
This paper describes the science of managed change and how this technique can be applied to educational situations. It also points out current educational problems to which this science of change should be applied. The initial step of a managed change in a client system is the examination of the present state of affairs and an analysis of possible "driving" and "restraining" forces. The establishment of a relationship of mutual respect between change agent and client system is an important next step. After a successful relationship has been established, the third step involves collecting information to clarify and diagnose the client system's problems, examining alternative routes and goals, establishing goals and intentions of action, and transforming intentions into actual change efforts. Concluding steps involve stabilizing the change and withdrawal of the change agent. An example of such planned change is the performance contract with Behavioral Research Laboratories to run Banneker Elementary School in Gary, Indiana. This change is analyzed in terms of the steps outlined above. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at National Workshop on Comprehensive Vocational Education Development and Utilization, June 1971, Washington, D.C.