ERIC Number: ED067768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Administration of Educational Innovation.
Woods, Thomas E.
In this monograph, the author has attempted to bridge the gap between the knowledge acquired through the behavioral sciences about change processes and the understandings that are needed by the superintendent of schools to manage programs of change and to maintain the adaptability of the public schools to the current needs of our society. The author argues that before he can develop the skills needed to manage programs of change, an administrator must have some knowledge of the various phenomena associated with change and of the consequences that ensue from the different change strategies employed. The author looks at barriers to change and strategies for change from an administrator point of view and discusses personnel administration as it relates to educational change. The characteristics of innovation, the adoption of an innovation, and the process of diffusion through which innovations are implemented are among other topics discussed. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Behavioral Science Research, Change Strategies, Diffusion, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Information Dissemination, Personnel Management, Relevance (Education)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.
Note: Reprint of earlier publication, May 1967