ERIC Number: ED199220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Certainty of Change Theory: An Analysis of Experience and Ideology.
Pine, Gerald J.
A change strategy, known as "systematic ad hocism," is based on three assumptions: (1) A concentration on individual teacher concerns as a first step in the change process is justifiable; (2) Encouragement of dialogue among teachers who have taken individual actions leads to collaborative actions and provides bases for organizational change; and (3) Inservice education must be responsive to stated needs, involve both theory and practice, and allow multiple entry and exit points for the teaching staff through multiple delivery systems. A description is given of adapting this change strategy in a Teacher Corps project and of the project's successes and failures in achieving change. An analysis is given of ideologies of change as they inform theory and practice. It is concluded that fundamental macro educational change has been difficult to achieve because change theory and technology have been historically weak. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, 1981).