ERIC Number: ED082330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Change in Education: An Introduction. Experiments and Innovations in Education No. 4.
Huberman, A. M.
This study attempts to sum up the present state of knowledge on the process of innovation in education through a synthesis of previous writings on the subject. The author approaches this material from an international and comparative point of view and shows the need for more systematic reporting of cases of change from other parts of the world. The publication is intended to serve as the basis for a seminar in institutions of training and research or to provide a busy administrator with ideas on how he may strive for qualitative improvements and increased effectiveness in his educational system. The study examines at some length the concept of innovation and those factors and agents that prohibit or encourage innovation. The greater part of the study is concerned with the mechanism of innovation. This analysis leads finally to the presentation of these three models that can each be used to account for the way certain innovations take place: research and development, social interaction, and problemsolving. The study concludes with some remarks on the problem of evaluating the process of educational change so that the results can be demonstrated when measured against the initial objectives. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Change Agents, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation, Models, Problem Solving
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Note: Published also in French and Spanish