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ERIC Number: ED079217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-1
Pages: 15
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Change in Schools: An Insider's Look.
Foshay, Arthur W.
Schools can be changed from the inside if one works with the dynamics that schools respond to. Four generalizations about the change in the schools are that: 1) Innovations must be comprehensible to the leadership of schools, i.e., innovations must be introduced to the administrators of schools as well as teachers -- administrators need to understand the new practice, approve of it, and give it leadership and encouragement; 2) Innovations must come from administrators (top down to make it legitimate) and teachers (bottom up to keep it honest), i.e., the role needs of the administrator and the teacher must be met as part of an innovation strategy; 3) The strategy for introducing an innovation has to be consistent with the local reward system; and 4) Innovations must be locally verifiable and modifiable at the classroom level. (Author/SJM)
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Note: Paper prepared for the National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices, Columbia University, New York, June 1-3, 1973