ERIC Number: ED071413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Change Agent's Guide to Innovation in Education.
Havelock, Ronald G.
Change agents are those who introduce innovations into a society or organization. Their function and method has been studied in various cultures and professions, and this book applies those findings to schools. It is addressed both to administrators and to "change agents working from below." After presenting four case studies of change agents in action, it uses illustrations from those cases to explain the six stages of planned change: building a relationship between client and change agent, diagnosing the problem, acquiring relevant resources, choosing the solution, gaining acceptance, and stabilizing the innovation and generating self-renewal. There are three appendices: the strategies and tactics of innovation, major information sources in education, and an annotated bibliography on major works on change in education. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Adoption (Ideas), Adults, Attitude Change, Case Studies, Change Agents, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Guides, Information Sources, Innovation, Interpersonal Competence, Leaders, Problem Solving
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., 140 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 (13.95, paperback, $8.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Publications, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.