ERIC Number: ED186388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
"Making It Stick"....The Elusive Problem of Accounting for Educational Change.
Schroeder, Gary G.
The nature of educational settings and the relationship between educational settings and educational change is discussed. It is suggested that the standard linear organizational structure within most school settings is detrimental to the implementation and development of creative change strategies. The rigidity of this type of organizational structure promotes the attitude that change cannot be brought about, which, in turn, all but ensures that change will not occur. The notion of the educational environment as a macro- or microsystem is explained, and examples of successful change programs using this notion are given. It is suggested that a new way of thinking about educational change, based on the macrosystem/microsystem hypothesis, is needed. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Macrosystems; Microsystems
Note: Paper presented at the National Teacher Corps Research Cluster Conference on Change (Boston, MA, April 1980).