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ERIC Number: ED089428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-17
Pages: 27
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Implementing Change in School Districts: A Description of the Role, Training, and Field Impact of the RBS Field Consultant.
Clark, Carolyn
This paper describes the role, training, and impact of the Research for Better Schools Field Consultants who operated in the network of school districts during 1972-73. The role model utilized was a modification of several interventionist/change models from the literature on change. Inasmuch as a change agent's role is to facilitate organizational change through assistance with problemsolving, decisionmaking, and decision implementation, the Field Consultant performed a linkage role between research and development and product users, providing training and technical assistance in product implementation and diffusion. The training of the Field Consultant was designed to develop competencies in establishing and maintaining working relationships with clients, training teachers and administrators, effectively diagnosing and prescribing for difficulties of implementation, and studying change related phenomena. The impact of the consultant role was measured by feedback from clients and by studies conducted on problems related to impelementation of innovations. A short list of references is included. (Author)
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