ERIC Number: ED111791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model: A Developmental Conceptualization of the Adoption Process Within Educational Institutions.
Hall, Gene E.
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a representation of the process by which an educational institution adopts an innovation, views adoption as a developmental process involving complex interaction between an adopting institution, a user system, and a resource system. The resource system is usually a formal organization whose expert knowledge of the innovation is available to the user system. This interaction, called collaborative linkage, is ideally characterized by open communication, which allows the resource system to assess the individual user's needs and concerns, and to select personalized intervention strategies based on this assessment. It is hypothesized that there are different, identifiable stages of concern about, and levels of use of an innovation. The user system's advancement to higher levels of use and concern is a developmental process. The intervention strategies of the resource system are aimed at answering the user's concerns, arousing higher concerns, and thereby advancing the level of use of the innovation. (Author)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Attitude Change, Change Agents, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Models, Transfer of Training
Communication Services Division, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, Education Annex 3.205, University of Texas at Austin 78712 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)