ERIC Number: ED130426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Training for Leadership in Local Educational Improvement Programs. Unit 2. Theory and Strategies of Planned Change in Education.
This unit reviews educational theory and its relationships to educational practice. Its purpose is not to survey various theories of planned educational change since there is an extensive body of literature dealing with this topic. Theory, as presented in this unit, is tied closely to strategies that can guide leaders in planning and conducting local educational change programs. After study of this unit, one should be able to do the following: define theory, distinguishing hypotheses from principles or laws; relate theory to practice; define change strategy and explain how it relates to theory; describe and compare consumer-centered and product-centered change strategies; outline the purposes and procedures of field testing, demonstrating, disseminating, and marketing educational products; compare pilot-test and total-system strategies of local change; compare authoritarian and participatory change strategies; describe the roles of external and internal change specialists; and outline the role of the resource linkage agent in educational change. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
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