ERIC Number: ED226453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Investigating Program Implementation: A Field Perspective. Research on Concerns-Based Adoption.
Loucks, Susan F.; Hall, Gene E.
The change process as it affects program implementation is the topic of this paper, which presents an overview of current knowledge about this process, discusses the methodology appropriate to future research on and evaluations of program implementation, and considers several areas in which new knowledge must be developed if the success of future change efforts is to be enhanced. These issues are treated in terms of the implementation of Follow Through programs, a process that has been going on for 13 years and that new research and development activities are aimed at improving and continuing. The research on which the authors' discussion is based followed the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, which they describe in the report. (PGD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Research Methodology, Research Needs
Communications Services, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, Education Annex 3.203, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1288 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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; Project Follow Through
Note: Paper presented at a conference on Documentation of School Improvement Efforts: Some Technical Issues and Future Research Agenda (Pittsburgh, PA, March 1981).