ERIC Number: ED129622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influencing School Change. Final Report.
Sikorski, Linda A.; And Others
This is a report on the process and effects of educational change efforts. It is based on educational research and on informed opinions of mathematics, science, and social science educators. The introduction presents a model of how responsibilities for inventing, disseminating, and implementing innovations may be divided between schools or districts and outside agencies. Chapter 2 describes environmental, organizational, and individual influences on the change process. Chapter 3 discusses change strategies which have been tried and studied and reports on their effects. It summarizes arguments about the efficacy of curriculum development as a change strategy by itself, then describes various models or strategies which have been tried to improve or extend the effects of curriculum development. Chapter 4 discusses the variety of goals that change strategies can aim at and summarizes major weaknesses of research on change strategies. The final chapter presents recommendations for needed research. (Author/DT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.