ERIC Number: ED028497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
A Model of Change for Instructional Development.
Guba, Egon G.
In contrast to evolutionary or natural change and homeostatic or adjustive change, a planned program of change designed to move education in a new direction, and accordingly called "neomobilistic change," provides for the realistic achievement of educational improvement. The two primary criteria of this model are relevance and impact. Reasons why this neomobilistic change does not occur include the poor performance of previously formulated solutions to educational problems, lack of involvement by professionals responsible for the total educational program, and failure to use resources already available. The proposed change model is comprised of five elements, each with specific functions, linked in a general loop configuration: Utilization, information, research, development, and diffusion. Implementation of the model requires the establishment of a nationwide network of centers for research, development, and dissemination, with adequate attention given to the network's operational aspects of staffing, funding, and political support. A university school of education is able to make a unique contribution to the change model process, especially in the areas of research and personnel training. (JK)
Descriptors: Diffusion, Education Service Centers, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Information Centers, Models, Program Development, Research and Development Centers, Supplementary Education, Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for the Study of Educational Change, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper prepared for the Educational Media Conference (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 25, 1968).