ERIC Number: ED198614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Change Theory. Training for Change. International Programme for Teacher Training Institutions. Draft.
Educational change is a process occurring through time, a systemic and dynamic phenomenon in which every action leads to reactions in related areas of the system, and a multidimensional phenomenon requiring examination from the perspective of several disciplines. The success of an innovation depends on how the change process is managed, how the elements of the systems involved relate to each other and affect the dynamics of change, and how thoroughly the theories and hypotheses of the different disciplines studying change are understood, interrelated, and applied. International Management Training for Educational Change (IMTEC), a European organization, has developed a framework for analyzing educational change incorporating the concepts used in such disciplines as economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, administrative and organizational science, and pedagogics, providing illumination on the major characteristics of the change process and its conflicts. This document discusses this framework for analysis, covering such topics as the definition of educational change, four popular models of change, a newly devised model, several barriers to change, organizational concerns affecting change, and systemic factors to consider whenever preparing for adoption of new organizational structures. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Models, Organizational Change, Organizational Theories, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Systems Development
IMTEC, P.O. Box 79 Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway ($2.00 plus mailing costs).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).