ERIC Number: ED200576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
A Collaborative Involvement Strategy for Educational Improvement.
Pankratz, Roger; Martray, Carl
The key to successful development and adoption of new educational programs and practices is careful orchestration of several variables: administrative support, faculty involvement, administration and faculty commitment, and staff development activities. A chronological process involving programatic and political aspects for planned change is composed of the following critical steps: (1) insure that a general awareness of need is perceived by key formal and informal leaders; (2) obtain their agreement on a process for program development; (3) use exploratory workshops to provide information and to establish consensus; (4) use skill development workshops to try out the skills and practices in the new program; (5) secure administrative arrangements for initial implementation of new programs; (6) provide on-site technical assistance in applying the new practices; (7) obtain faculty and administration consensus on program modifications and refinements; and (8) secure arrangements and support structures to maintain the program on a permanent basis. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Teacher Educators (61st, Dallas, TX, February 13-19, 1981).