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ERIC Number: ED250458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Tailor Made Strategies of Dissemination: The Story and Theory Connection.
Bhola, H. S.
General principles of planning tailor-made change strategies arise directly from the CLER (configurations, linkages, environments, resources) model, a model of planned change, as well as from the value assumptions in which the model is embedded. These principles include the following: change requires commitment, planning and management of change requires knowledge, and an invitation to change should be an invitation to total system renewal. Other principles are: that a change planner must think in terms of systems and dialectics; and that a change planner should consider the whole ensemble of the changer, the change, and the changed. Furthermore, change is often defined in the process of implementation. In planned change, description must precede prescription. Descriptions of change-relevant systems should be tested in the real world. Strategic prescriptions should arise from tested descriptions, and power is the essence of all strategy. CLER, a systematic and dialectical model of innovation diffusion and planned change, suggests that innovation diffusion or planned change is a function of four variables: configurations, linkages, environments, and resources. The CLER model suggests that the probability of occurrence of a change event can be increased through a synergetic optimization of these four variables. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Nationwide Vocational Education Dissemination Conference (7th, Columbus, OH, November 13-15, 1984).