ERIC Number: ED202095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Innovation as a Process of Coalition-Building: A Study of Organizational Decision-Making. Volume II: Case Studies of Educational Innovations in Rochester and Syracuse, New York.
Lambright, W. Henry; And Others
This document contains the full text of ten case studies prepared by the Syracuse Research Corporation for the purpose of examining the organizational processes involved in effective educational innovation at the school district level. Innovations in two urban districts were examined. In the Syracuse City School District these innovations involved the following: responses to the need for educating children with handicapping conditions, the availability of computers for both instructional and and administrative purposes, the adoption of a house plan in an urban junior high school, the creation of magnet schools, the use of paraprofessionals, an attempt to create large educational complexes in campus settings at the elementary and secondary levels, and considerations of racial balance. In the Rochester City School District nine innovative programs were included under the umbrella of Project Unique. Those described in these case studies emphasize the program permitting urban children from Rochester to attend schools in neighboring suburban districts, and vice versa. An examination of the residual effects of Project Unique is also presented. Information about decision-making and coalition-building in educational organizations provided by these studies is analyzed in Volume I of the report. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Complexes, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Free Choice Transfer Programs, House Plan, Informal Organization, Laboratory Schools, Magnet Schools, Mainstreaming, Management Information Systems, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Power Structure, Racial Balance, School Districts, Special Education, Student Exchange Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Research Corp., Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Project Unique; Rochester City School District NY; Syracuse City Schools NY; Urban Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program
Note: Figure 3 and occasional appendices may reproduce poorly. For a related document, see EA 013 533.