ERIC Number: ED115577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Wingspread Workbook for Educational Change Agents.
Becker, James M.; Hahn, Carole L.
One of two publications resulting from the National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices held at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin, in June 1973, this workbook is addressed to those who need help in creating and implementing educational diffusion plans. It contains a structured series of questions, and suggestions on how to get information to answer them. They are designed to help the innovator diagnose the nature of the idea or product to be introduced, own capabilities as a change agent, and potential areas for change in a school system. The potential areas for change could be the roles played by people, occasions for introducing changes, and kinds and channels of communications. The last part of the workbook suggests how all the information generated by the questions can be put together in a coherent action plan. An evaluation scheme and an extensive list of resources conclude the workbook. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Communications, Conferences, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Guidelines, Innovation, Role Playing, Social Sciences
Publications, Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC no. 180, $3.45 prepaid or purchase order)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: For a related document, see SO 008 823