ERIC Number: ED165310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Successful Implementation of an Innovation.
Broughton, Diana K.; And Others
After a discussion of the innovation adopted (diagnosis of student learning difficulties, individualized instruction, and differentiated staffing) and its success, the authors examine the reasons for the program's successful maintenance. The objectives of the study were to identify the factors the staff perceived as influential to the maintenance of the project and to determine the three factors that were among the most and the least influential for the continuation of the project. Information was gathered from a questionnaire developed specifically for the study. The three factors considered the most influential were that the principal was enthusiastic throughout the program; that the educational beliefs, values, and attitudes of the total staff were similar; and that the staff thoroughly understood how to use, evaluate, and continually improve the program. The three factors considered the least influential were that the other teachers in the district approved the project, that the innovation had been successfully field tested in other schools, and that the teachers had at least as much training as other teachers in the district. The most significant factor was judged the enthusiasm of the principal. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.