ERIC Number: ED220960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Describing the Concerns Principals Have about Facilitating Change.
Rutherford, William L.; And Others
Earlier research by the Concerns-Based Adoption Model Project at the Austin campus of the University of Texas has identified seven "Stages of Concern" that teachers and other front line users of classroom innovations could have. This study examines, first, whether principals have the same or similar stages of concern about their change facilitator role, and, second, if they have distinguishable concerns, how these concerns shift as the change process unfolds. A brief review of concerns theory is followed by a description of the measurement procedures and a summary of the study design. A series of five short case studies are presented, accompanied by summary charts, to illustrate how change facilitator "Stages of Concern" looked and shifted during the period of the study. The researchers found that, while change facilitators' concerns are different in content from those of teachers, the overall concerns dynamic seems to be the same. A discussion of implications and of possible next steps for research and practice concludes the paper. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Stages of Concern about the Innovation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982). Some figures may reproduce poorly due to light print of original document.