ERIC Number: ED103364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
A Process-Oriented Paradigm for Innovation in Secondary Physical Education.
This report describes the seven-stage innovative process invoked at Ben L. Smith High School, Greensboro, N. C. in effecting change in the physical education program. In depicting the structural components and operational characteristics associated with change from status quo to status quo over a three-year time period, the following circular stages are explained: (a) speculation, (b) goal identification, (c) commitment, (d) exploration, (e) evaluation, (f) verification, and (g) adoption. Staff interaction is considered to be the generating and sustaining force for innovation. Other experiences purported to be variables in the model-building exercise are also identified. Evidence of change is presented in terms of student involvement and the program's instructional features. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.; Greensboro City Public Schools, NC.; North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
Authoring Institution: Center for Innovation in Secondary School Physical Education, Greensboro, NC.
Note: Research report presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlanta City, New Jersey, March 14, 1975)