ERIC Number: ED213095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Perspectives on Follow Through and Other Innovations by a Teacher Organizer.
Stahl, Robert E.
From his experience as a teacher organizer, the author offers concrete and detailed advice about preparing for the successful implementation of an educational innovation, Project Follow Through. In an informal format, he discusses the selection of appropriate school sites, recruitment of volunteer teachers, presentation of the innovation, and suggested criteria for volunteer selection. He considers continuing staff development, offered during the school day, to be crucial to the accomplishment of program goals. In addition, he recommends that meetings and evaluation processes be planned with care and suggests that group planning can help facilitate the teacher's transition from autonomous educator to participating member of a group. Successful implementation, according to the author, also requires a thorough appreciation of the principal's role, parent participation, and skills coordination. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Meetings, Parent Participation, Professional Associations, Program Implementation, Selection, Staff Development, Teacher Recruitment, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Follow Through
Note: Purchase Order: NIE-P-80-0196.