ERIC Number: ED060567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Planned Educational Change: Developing an Operational Model.
Leithwood, K. A.; Russell, H. H.
This speech presents a model for implementing educational change. The author conceptualizes seven temporally sequenced stages of educational change, including (1) agreement to begin; (2) establishment of an organization; (3) selection of problems and goals; (4) study of available solutions; (5) pilot trials; (6) adopt, adapt, reject decisions; and (7) field trial. Within each stage of change implementation, one or more change components must be present before implementation can proceed to the next stage. These components are features found to be critical to change and include (1) climate for change, (2) academic-practitioner interaction, (3) roles for evaluation, (4) program development strategies, (5) interschool cooperation, (6) countrywide communication networks, and (7) teacher responsibility for change. (Author/RA)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. (57th, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972)