ERIC Number: ED120903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Managing Change in Educational Organizations: Sociological Perspectives, Strategies, and Case Studies.
Baldridge, J. Victor, Ed.; Deal, Terrence E., Ed.
Twenty-six articles based on social science research and the experience of practicing change agents deal with the elements necessary to understand change processes in educational organizations. These are (1) a comprehensive organizational perspective, that is, an understanding of crucial organizational subsystems and processes involved in innovation; (2) familiarity with strategies that can be used to cause and support educational changes, such as leadership dynamics, change agents, organizational politics, and the use of program evaluation processes; and (3) practical experience with the dynamics of educational change through case studies about attempts to change educational organizations. The articles concern change and innovation at both the elementary-secondary level and that of higher education. Many of the articles, since they are from a research tradition, use the social sciences to investigate change. A number of practice-oriented articles describe the experiences of applied administration to complement and broaden the research. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Multiunit Schools, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Theories, Political Power, Social Science Research, Team Teaching
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($13.75, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: A book related to the work of the Standford Center for Research and Development in Teaching