ERIC Number: ED128933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Administering for Change Program Innovation Process Study. Work Unit 12, Milestone 2.
Temkin, Sanford; Clark, Carolyn
The work reported here is exploratory and investigative in nature, but it is expected to lead to a systematic research program designed to test the validity of propositions about the innovation process. Part 1 is introductory. Part 2 sets the stage for discussion of the Research for Better Schools, Inc. (RBS) field research. Part 3 enumerates the propositions explored in the RBS research and how they were derived from RBS field experience. Part 4 briefly describes the study procedures. These are elaborated more extensively in Appendix A. The findings of the research are reported in Part 5. Part 6 concludes the body of the report by considering some of the implications of the research for practitioners in school districts, institutions performing as linking change agents, and researchers and research managers. Appendixes to the report provide information of interest primarily to researchers and copies of the study instruments and supporting documentation. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Organizational Climate, Policy Formation, Principals, Questionnaires, Research Utilization, School Districts, Systems Approach, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.