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ERIC Number: ED061166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 139
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A Study of Educational Change.
Orlosky, Donald E.; Smith, B. Othanel
This report identifies ideas for educational change, examines the efforts to establish these ideas, and rates the efforts to apply them as successful or unsuccessful and to attribute that success or failure to particular factors. The procedure involved fixing the time period (1895-1970), selecting and describing the changes, selecting the categories, classifying the changes, and discussing the relationship between the changes and associated factors. Each change has a reference to an authoritative source, and an alphabetical glossary of the changes is included as an appendix. The four categories used are a) a successful change that has permeated the system, b) a successful change which is not so widely used, c) a change not accepted but which has affected the system, and d) a change which has not been implemented. Eleven tables give details of these categories. Factors inside and outside the educational system which affect change are identified as educational research, school personnel, recommendations and committees, professional and extra-legal agencies and organizations, the federal government, the courts, and society. About 75 percent of the changes were judged successful. Seventeen conclusions and recommendations are listed as guides for those attempting to promote change. There is a 50-item bibliography and a final section on the induction and management of change. (MBM)
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