ERIC Number: ED044338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-13
Reference Count: 0
Getting Asia into the Curriculum: Why is it Taking So Long?
The author postulates that insufficient and inefficient diffusion and evaluation rather than lack of research and development are responsible for slow educational change. Breakdown points are discussed. Adoption or change efforts should be based on principles supported by research to maximize diffusion and make early adopters aware of a program or product through their most used sources of information: newsletters, conferences, convention section meetings. Effort also should be made to encourage small trial programs and emphasize the better job being done through the innovation. With a complex unit or course widespread trial of a four-day unit that requires few changes in teacher behavior is most effective. Materials should be devised so that they can be adapted or finished at the local level and a feedback system included. Early adopters should be trained to test the innovation and to install it for others on a trial basis. (VLW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on "Curriculum Change and Asian Studies: The Ohio Plan," The Center for Tomorrow, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Oct 12-13, 1970