ERIC Number: ED250162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Making Change Happen: A Case Study of School District Implementation.
Hall, Gene E.; And Others
Various collaborative efforts involved in implementing a district-developed science curriculum are described in four papers. "The Design and Utilization of a Concerns-Based Staff Development Program for Implementing a Revised Science Curriculum in Eighty Elementary Schools" (Harold Pratt, Marge Melle, Jim Metzdorf, Susan Loucks) reports on how a concerns-based adoption model was used to design a staff development program to support innovation implementation. "Implementation of a District-Wide Science Curriculum: The Effects of a Three Year Effort" (Susan Loucks, Marge Melle) reports on the quantitative data collected from teachers throughout the study. Also included is a dialogue between the authors, a researcher, and a practitioner which reflects implications of the work from their different perspectives. "Implementation at the School Building Level: The Development and Analysis of Nine Mini-Case Studies" (Gene Hall, Shirley Hord, Teresa Griffin) reports on various school level influences, such as principal behaviors and the timing of interventions which affect an otherwise standardized district-wide implementation. "The Effects of a Concerns-Based Implementation Plan on the Achievement of Elementary Science Students" (Harold Pratt, Susie Winters, Archie George) describes the development and use of an achievement measure related to the innovation's goals. Comments from symposium discussants and questions from the audience are included. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Science Education Research
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 1980). R&D Report No. 3103.