ERIC Number: ED192794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Linking Agent's Tool Kit. Part Two: Selected Background Readings. Consortium Report Series.
Ford, John J., III, Ed.; Hergert, Leslie F., Ed.
The second part of a 3-part guide developed as a resource for people involved in the selection and implementation of new programs in school settings, this collection of articles covers such topics as consultation, educational change, and linking processes. The following readings are included: "Behavior of Innovative Personnel," by Gary A. Griffin and Ann Lieberman; "Rules of Thumb for Change Agents," by Herbert A. Shepard; "Dissemination of Information from Centralized Bureaucracies to Local Schools: The Role of the Linking Agent," by Karen Seashore Louis; "Federal Programs Supporting Educational Change: Executive Summary," by Paul Berman and others; "The Diffusion of an Innovation Through Inter-Organizational Linkages," by Douglas A. Paul; "Introducing Change Through Model Demonstration Programs: Giving Diffusion a Boost," by Dr. Richard C. Harris; "The Organizational Dilemma of Educational Change Models: Toward a Solution," by Sam D. Sieber; and "Organizations as Social Interventions: Rethinking Assumptions About Change," by Thomas B. Greenfield. A bibliography is provided. (FM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Consortia, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Linking Agents, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Schools, Research Utilization, Skills
The NETWORK, Inc., 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 (Parts 1, 2, and 3, $35.00/set).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: Research and Development Utilization Program
Note: For related documents, see IR 008 874-876.