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ERIC Number: ED062716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-7
Pages: 37
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Problems of Implementing Organizational Change in the Elementary School: A Case Study.
Reynolds, Larry
This case study reports on the attempts of an elementary school to implement innovative staffing and curriculum changes. Staff reorganization included a move away from self-contained classrooms, the restructuring of the role hierarchy, an increase in staff, some changes in role differentiation, and a re-allocation of major decisionmaking responsibilities. Curriculum changes involved the institution of a program to improve the quality and quantity of arts instruction. However, these proposed changes were only partially implemented, and many of the characteristics of the previous instructional organization and curriculum were retained. Some of the major impediments to the implementation of the proposed changes included the norm of teacher autonomy, the inability of the staff to reach consensus relative to the group decisionmaking processes, and a lack of clarity with regard to instructional change. (Author/RA)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA Annual Meeting (57th, Chicago, Ill., April 3-7, 1972) Summary of study completed at Ctr. for Adv. Study of Educ. Adm., Univ. of Ore. (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, U of O, 1972)