ERIC Number: ED054604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Guide to Innovation in Education.
Havelock, Ronald G.
In this guide to the process of innovation in education, the author does not suggest what changes should be made, nor does he recommend specific innovations, but he does provide information on how successful innovation takes place and how those who facilitate planned change or planned innovations (change agents) can organize their work to insure success. Four lengthy case studies illustrate the process of change at its best and at its worst. The change agents in these case studies represent a wide range of educational roles: student, teacher, administrator, and outside consultant. The material presented in these case studies is later used to show the stages in a planned change. The suggested stages in such a planned change are: building a relationship, diagnosing the need, acquiring relevant resources, choosing the solution, gaining acceptance, stabilizing the innovation, and generating self-renewal. The author makes detailed suggestions for each of these stages. Supplementary resource information is provided including a glossary and guide to selection of strategies and tactics, a directory of major information sources in education, and an annotated bibliography of major works on change in education. (JY)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Agents, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Guides, Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Sensitivity Training, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publications Division, Institute for Social Research, P.O. BOX 1248, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge.