ERIC Number: ED189074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Configurations: Analyzing the Adaptations of Innovations.
Hall, Gene E.; Loucks, Susan F.
When implementing an innovation, a multitude of components interact to change not only the users, but the innovation as well. This guide explains the concept of innovation configurations, or adaptations made in innovations during implementation. After presenting and discussing past research on innovation changes, the report outlines a five step procedure for identifying these changes. A one year study testing these steps is described. The report concludes with a discussion of problems arising in implementation and evaluation of an innovation, including evaluator subjectivity, degree of change in the individual or innovation, and the complete alteration of the innovation. (CJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.