ERIC Number: ED130390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Phases in the Adoption of Educational Innovations in Teacher Training Institutions.
Hall, Gene E.
An attempt has been made to categorize phenomena observed as 20 teacher training institutions have adopted innovations and to extrapolate from these findings key concepts and principles that could form the basis for developing empirically testable hypotheses and could be of some immediate utility to those involved in innovation adoption. The concept of a user system oscillating between times of equilibrium and disequilibrium (which takes place during change) was a beginning point. It was then suggested that there are identifiable phases within the disequilibrium period. These phases are injection, examination, preparation, sampling, spread, and institutionalization. The last section of the paper presents a description of possible adoption strategies that can be employed and a listing of some principles to follow in planning for and managing innovation adoption in teacher training institutions. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.