ERIC Number: ED083115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices. 4.0 Characteristics of the School: What Are the Characteristics of Schools That Discourage or Encourage the Introduction and Use of New Ideas?
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Characteristics of schools that discourage or encourage the introduction and use of new ideas are discussed in this working paper of the National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices. Conference participants consider these questions: Does the school need to have a sound history of use of innovation before it is possible to get it to use new products? Does the school need general community support in order to implement innovative products? What degree of flexibility does a school need in order to readily adopt or adapt new products and ideas? How is flexibility defined? How does the level of academic training of teachers, supervisors, and administrators affect the adoption rate of innovation within a particular school? How does the median age or median level of experience of the faculty of a school or persons residing in the community affect the level of adoption of innovation? Is the level of innovation-adoption of new materials or ideas influenced by the tax level of the community? Is there any correlation between the level of support that a school receives from federal and state sources and the rate of adoption of innovative materials and ideas? Related documents are SO 006 339 through SO 006 344. (SHM)
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Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.