ERIC Number: ED176114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Change in Occupational Education. A Compendium of Resource Papers. Research Publication No. 78-2.
Havelock, Ronald; And Others
Six papers focusing on educational change in occupational education are presented. The first paper, by Ronald Havelock, provides a historical review of innovation research models and discusses how the various models have progressed culminating in the Linkage Model. The next three papers address conceptual issues in innovation research. The paper by Lawrence Mohr discusses the possibility of developing a generalizable theory of innovation, including a preliminary theoretical formulation. Next, Steven Klees presents two views of the change process: the Dominant Framework and the Critical Framework. In the third paper of this set, by John Bowers, the interaction model of school improvement is compared and contrasted with the exemplary model. The last two papers discuss the problems of implementing innovation. First, Susan Klein conceptualizes a nationwide network wherein various individuals play specific roles. Quality control responsibilities of developers, linkers, and users of new products are identified and discussed. Finally, Michael Fullan's paper on the problems of curriculum implementation summarizes the relevant literature and its relationship to critical elements in program implementation. Five elements of change are discussed. (JH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.