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ERIC Number: ED102647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 36
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Changing and Improving Educational Systems and Institutions.
Thomas, A. Ross
Research into the process of educational change has centered largely around the diffusion concept--the spread or permeation of an innovation from system to system or from school to school throughout a particular state or number of states. It is as if many teachers and administrators have understood the purpose of educational change to be the adoption of as many innovations as possible, while the consequences of this approach have been largely ignored. Two distinct approaches to the diffusion concept are identifiable. The first has been concerned with identifying the intrinsic characteristics of an innovation that influence its adoption; the second has considered factors not directly related to the innovation itself. The purposes of this paper are to briefly consider the contribution that research has made to an understanding of educational change and to offer a model--the planar--that may assist administrators in effecting beneficial educational change. (Author/WM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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