ERIC Number: ED108325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Federal Programs Supporting Educational Change, Vol. 3: The Process of Change.
Greenwood, Peter W.; And Others
This report is the third in a series that describes the first-year results of the Rand study (July 1973-July 1974). It summarizes the findings and policy implications resulting from 29 case studies of change-agent projects conducted by Rand staff members and consultants in 25 school districts during April and May 1974. The report also describes the role of the state education agencies in selecting, managing, and disseminating change-agent projects. The case-study sites represent a variety of project objectives and local district conditions. The studies were limited to five types of innovations: career education, bilingual education, reading, staff development, and classroom organization. In the organization of the report, the process of innovation is characterized by three phases: initiation, implementation, and outcomes. Each area is given a chapter of the report. The outcomes of interest to this study are the effects of the project on classrooms, teachers, and students; the extent to which the project treatments were continued after the special project funding ended; and the amount of dissemination that took place between the project schools and nonproject schools within the local education agency and in other districts. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Bilingual Education, Career Education, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Incentive Grants, Reading Programs, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
Rand Corp., 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII