ERIC Number: ED204932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
A Practical Guide to Institutionalizing Educational Innovations.
Lambour, Gary, Ed.; And Others
The booklet focuses on methods for institutionalizing innovative special education or other educational programs and was developed by the 1980 meeting of the Invisible College on the Institution of Change. An introductory section briefly considers the legal mandate of Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) to supply all handicapped children with a free and appropriate education, lists faculty of the Invisible College, summarizes how educational innovations are institutionalized, and notes the importance of political skills and organizational politics. A short section is given to each of the following components of the institutionalization process: planning and monitoring collaboratively, adapting internal and external expertise, revising materials to meet local needs, modeling desired behavior, training as an integral part of regular work meetings, building and maintaining support systems, and keeping at it. Considered in the section on trouble shooting are inaccurate diagnosis/needs assessment, staff turnover, and ineffective use of authority. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.