ERIC Number: ED088151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing for Innovation: Alternative Designs for the American Educational R&D System.
Wirt, John; And Others
This work has been done as part of the effort to plan the National Institute of Education (NIE). The report, one of a series, proposes and analyzes alternative ways of organizing and managing (1) the proposed National Institute of Education, (2) the relationship between NIE and the rest of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's educational system, and (3) the connection between R&D and the users of R&D. It examines the functions to be performed by NIE and analyzes alternative methods for managing and performing these functions. The major functions considered here include needs assessment, policy analysis and decisionmaking, research, product practice and improvement, program management, research and development capability-building, and innovation. The discussion is broken into (1) a number of alternative organizational designs for NIE, including all of its management and performance responsibilities except innovation; (2) a number of alternative strategies and a set of methods useful for performing and managing innovation at the local level, including discussion of the federal role; and (3) a number of alternative organizational designs for managing the interface between the NIE and the U.S. Office of Education. (Author/DN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.