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ERIC Number: ED140507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 27
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A Longitudinal Investigation of Individual Implementation of Educational Innovations.
Hall, Gene E.
Implementation is a key factor in shaping school policies. The Procedures for Adopting Educational Innovations Project conducted longitudinal studies of innovation implementation based on the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM). A key dimension of CBAM, Levels of Use of the Innovation (LoU), was assessed in three longitudinal studies over a two-year period. The samples were approximately 190 elementary school teachers in three states implementing team teaching, approximately 160 university professors implementing instructional modules, and 45 elementary school teachers implementing the Science Curriculum Improvement Study. Data indicate that the hypothesized LoU exist and that individuals tend to move to Routine Level IVA, with this level becoming a basis for later refinement. Most individuals begin use at the Mechanical Level (LoU III), which is not necessarily resolved by the end of the first cycle of use. There is movement both up and down the levels, and institutional variables affect that movement. Implications are that evaluators should consider LoU in designing studies and interpreting data; staff developers can use LoU to individualize staff development activities; and policy-makers should provide prospective adopters of their innovations with information about the Levels of Use under which they obtained reported evaluation results. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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