ERIC Number: ED206107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Structured and Unstructured Approaches to Implementation: Whom Does the Shoe Fit?
Heck, Susan; Goldstein, Marcia
This paper was presented as part of a symposium exploring different philosophical and technical perspectives and implications of implementation research. Some basic differences between the structured and unstructured approach to implementation as portrayed in the literature are described. Next, the assumptions and assessment techniques of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) and two examples of its application are presented. The ideas of the CBAM were developed to represent the highly complex process entailed when educational institutions and the individuals in them become involved in implementing innovations. Thirdly, the dimensions on which the structured and unstructured approaches differ are used to characterize CBAM's approach to implementation. The paper suggests how value assumptions and working relationships resulted in the development of quantitative measurement procedures for program improvement. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).