ERIC Number: ED240716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Up Close: A Field Study in Twelve School Settings. A Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement. People, Policies, and Practices: Examining the Chain of School Improvement, Volume IV.
Huberman, A. Michael; And Others
The fourth volume of a 10-volume report, this document provides a synthesis and analysis of indepth ethnographic case studies of 12 school districts engaged in school improvement efforts in a subsample of the study's 146 districts. All districts were implementing new practices, seven using National Diffusion Network innovations and five developing and implementing practices of their own design funded through Title IV-C Development Grants. Each stage of the implementation process is portrayed, from preadoption to institutionalization, when it occurred. The motivations, behaviors, and aspirations of school personnel involved in the improvement effort are explored; aspects of the implementation process, including factors affecting its success, are examined; and outcomes, including impact on students, are discussed. Four patterns leading to the success or failure of implementation are identified: "enforced, stabilized use,""overreaching,""blunting/downsizing," and "indifference/discouragement." (TE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Field Studies, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Projects
Publications, The NETWORK, Inc., 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($25.00; 10-volume set of entire study, $150.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Data Analysis and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV C; National Diffusion Network
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 480-489. Portions of document will not reproduce due to small print.