ERIC Number: ED233002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Redesign of Teacher Education: Internal Change Strategies.
Daly, Norene F.
Redesign of teacher education is not a process to be undertaken except in response to carefully identified goals and objectives. It is essential to involve, in every phase of the process, those who will be most affected by the redesign effort. Prior to undertaking the task of redesign or reform however, it is important to identify the source of the impetus for change. This source may be external or internal, but it is usually a combination of the two. While identifying the impetus for change is important, it is more important to ascertain that change is the appropriate response. Certain questions should be asked at this point. Once the redesign decision has been made, it becomes necessary to identify those internal change strategies which will be most effective. These strategies can be thought of as a series of steps to be followed which involve: (1) identification of the problem; (2) development of a needs assessment; (3) design of a plan of action; (4) identification of facilitators; (5) identification of resources; (6) identification of timelines; (7) evaluation of change efforts; and (8) identification of alternatives. This series of internal change strategies has been used effectively at many American colleges and universities. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).