ERIC Number: ED043596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Strategies for Planned Curricular Innovation.
Lawler, Marcella R., Ed.
This collection of nine articles--the proceedings of a conference held at Teachers College of Columbia University in 1966--by sociologists, administrators, psychologists, and curriculum specialists discusses in detail the difficulties faced by innovators and suggests various guidelines that can be employed to ease the process of change in the educational environment. The first article gives a historical account of curricular change, while the second deals with components of the curriculum and with organizational health as a factor in innovation. The third article considers the importance of evaluation in the total process of innovation. The fourth article discusses some of the political aspects of innovation. It concentrates on community power structures, and indicates the need for educational leaders to become involved in the political system. The fifth and sixth articles both deal with sociological aspects of curricular innovation--diffusion of innovations and a systems approach. The seventh article identifies specific techniques that have been employed in the development of innovations, while the eighth article points out some historical, economic, and political realities that curriculum innovators should be aware of. The final article summarizes and analyzes the previous articles. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Diffusion, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Guidelines, Organization, Organizational Climate, Public Schools, School Districts
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027 ($8.95)
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