ERIC Number: ED069572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Innovation in Education--Norway. Technical Report.
One in a series of five descriptive case studies dealing with innovation, this study on Norway elucidates the functions of the National Council for Innovation in Education (NCIE), an advisory council which was formed to regulate experimentation and reform in the entire Norwegian school system. With major emphasis on democratization, the objectives of current experimental activities in education focus on structural changes, learning process, curriculum role of the teacher, evaluation of student achievement, physical facilities and equipment, organization of the school, and the role of the school in society. The NCIE not only makes administrative decisions about school reforms but also expends resources and personnel to carry out the decisions. Strategies include central planning and control undertaken in close cooperation with schoolteachers in an attempt to implement and disseminate reforms throughout the whole educational system. Discussions in other chapters include a critical analysis of the NCIE; definitions and qualifications of experimentation and research, the process of innovation in education; an alternate model; and the nature of resistance and groups that resist change. (SJM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Comparative Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Secondary Education
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Norway