ERIC Number: ED109104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
A Multidisciplinary Study of Planned Educational Change.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The symposium papers presented in this publication are based on a continuing program of research in ten rural school districts. The program, "Project Rural," is part of the Experimental Schools program, which emphasizes a holistic approach to educational change--one requiring simultaneous change in curriculum, staff development, community participation, use of time, space and facilities, administration, organization, governance, and ongoing evaluation. At present, "Project Rural" consists of eight major studies of two basic types. Some of these studies are designed to compare and contrast the ten school districts. These are "cross-site studies." Others focus more deeply and holistically on a single school district: "site case studies." Part 1 of the publication is an overview. Part 2, "The Cross-Site Studies," contains the following papers: (a) "A Conceptualization of Planned Educational Change;" and (b) "A Conceptualization of 'Treatment' as a Complex Phenomenon." Part 3, "The Case Studies," contains the following essays: "The Development of Ethnographies on Educational Change;""The Work Adjustment of Recent Graduates;""Indirect Communication in the Decision Making Process;""Cultural Ecology and a School System;" and "The Symbolic Place of Time in a Small School District." (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Districts
Abt Associates Inc., 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related document, see SP 009 174; Papers prepared for Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., April 1, 1975)