ERIC Number: ED253561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Analysis--A New Magic Tool for Research in Higher Education, or, Why Don't We Learn From History in the Case of the West German Gesamthochschule Arbeitspapiere Nr. 17.
The current literature on implementation analysis is reviewed, with emphasis on the most recent German literature. The use of implementation analysis is also discussed as a means for analysis and prediction of higher education reforms in Germany. The implementation approach emphasizes the process of carrying out a policy and explores the reasons for the deviations from the original goals. The approach assumes goals will change during the process of program realization. The implementation study of the German Gesamthochschule is used as an example of the utility of the implementation approach as an analytical tool for analysis. The conclusion is drawn that the researcher's perspective on the subject will determine any final evaluation. The argument is presented that the analytical quality of the approach is of limited use for predictions of outcomes and for prescriptions of successful implementation strategies. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kassel Univ. (West Germany). Scientific Center for Professional and University Research.
Identifiers: Implementation Analysis; West Germany