ERIC Number: ED330307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Resistance to Change in Education: Themes in the Literature.
This review of literature in the field of educational innovations includes discussions on the following areas: (1) resistance to change; (2) personality and psychological factors; (3) innovation attributes such as communicability and compatibility; (4) type of innovation decision making including those made by individuals, groups, and authority; (5) problems during the implementation of innovative programs; (6) schools as organizational or social systems; (7) communications networks, particularly the relationship between teachers and administration; and (8) the faculty culture and the relationship between the innovation and the school. It is noted that this review, while omitting some influential factors in the discussion of resistance to change, reflects a range of themes that have emerged within the body of research concerning perceptions about and interpretations of resistance to change. (32 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Graduate student paper, Syracuse University.