ERIC Number: ED252958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Generalisation of Educational Innovations: The Administrator's Perspective. Contributions to a Workshop Held at the International Institute for Educational Planning (Paris, France, December 8-10, 1980).
Twelve papers were presented at a 1980 International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) workshop on the generalization of educational innovations from the local to the national level. Six of these papers are published in this report, along with a substantial bibliography and an introductory chapter summarizing the papers and describing the discussion evoked by their presentation. The first paper, by Ramond S. Adams, places the workshop's subject in the context of the findings of an IIEP research study of the innovation process in seven countries. Thierry Malan's paper analyzes administrative problems caused by attempts to generalize innovations. Ronald G. Havelock and A. M. Huberman present ORACLE, a model for innovation generalization incorporating six factors: the object of the innovation, resources, authority, consensus, linkages, and the environment. The other three papers present case studies. N. O. Anim discusses the shift in Ghana from a British-style, humanities-oriented education to a practical, science-based curriculum. Administrative problems encountered during Peru's education reforms of 1972 are considered in a paper by that country's Centre for Education Research and Development. The final paper, by Dato Jai Saleh Ahmed, describes an experimental program in integrated curriculum in Malaysia's primary grades. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Problems, Administrator Role, Adoption (Ideas), Case Studies, Developing Nations, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Models, National Programs, Planning, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Ghana; International Institute for Educational Planning; Malaysia; ORACLE Formula; Peru