ERIC Number: ED023162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Team Designed for School System Changing.
Goodson, Max R.; Hammes, Richard
The problems of changing a school system require a systematic approach that coordinates various efforts within the system. A model, developed by Professor Goodson and his staff, deals with the design of a change-agent team and the work that such a team might perform. The model requires four functions to be performed: Diagnosing problems, planning action, transforming strategy into action, and evaluating action results. A team is expected to plan for and manage specific changes and to facilitate and perpetuate an innovative climate in a school system. The application of the model to three Wisconsin school systems is outlined as an illustration of the early operation of change-agent teams. Plans for evaluating the effectiveness of the team approach and results from the activities of a change-agent team are reported. (AUTHOR/HW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.