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ERIC Number: ED128970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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Educational Change: A Perceptual Approach.
Bailey, John E., III
Transactional perception theory suggests understandings that can affect the adoption of educational change. The pace of educational change should maintain a gap between a person's external conditions and the person's assumptions about himself and the world (constancies) that is great enough to be stimulating but not so great as to render actions ineffective and frustrating. Measurement of this gap should be in terms of actions required in the new situations. Maintenance of sustained, gradual change is likely to produce a set of constancies supporting change. To the extent that these constancies are developed, the pace of change can be speeded up. Verbal training is likely to be ineffective; training geared to the actual actions required is the most effective. To the extent that individuals are involved in the planning of change, the gap between their perceptual constancies and their new conditions will be reduced, thus lowering their resistance to change and increasing their effectiveness in the new situation. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document