ERIC Number: ED192444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Notes on the Comparative Study of Educational Innovation.
Weiler, Hans N.
This paper provides a critical review of the state of the comparative study of educational innovation and reform and proceeds to identify a number of theoretical issues and challenges on which further comparative work is likely to shed additional light. The review portion of the paper deals with the heuristic, political, and theoretical utility of existing comparative work on educational innovation and singles out a number of typologies and generalizations from the literature as particularly significant findings. The second major part of the paper then develops a theoretical agenda that is organized around the issues of knowledge utilization (with special reference to experimental paradigms of reform), the legitimacy of innovation decisions, and the relationship between innovation and conflict. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Note: Paper presented at the International Workshop on the Comparative Study of Innovations in the Public Sector (West Berlin, German Federal Republic, December 14-18, 1979). Portions of Part 3 presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).