ERIC Number: ED127698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Fostering Change from Without: A Practical Perspective. Getting Innovative Practices Into Schools: Related Research Findings.
Crandall, David P.; Harris, Richard C.
Attempts to answer the question "What does research say about getting innovations into schools?" are based on the experiences of a nonprofit organization that has been engaged in staff development efforts to bring about change in schools. The paper presents a general description of the organization's operation; its relationship to other change efforts; and a description of a developmental model of organizational renewal, evolved from an analysis of projects in the past three years. Highlights of an actual case are presented to illustrate the progress of a typical group within a typical school staff. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Consultants, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories, Problem Solving, Staff Development, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.