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ERIC Number: ED207174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Implementation of a New Approach to Discipline in a Junior High School: A Case Study of Interventions During the Process of Change.
Zigarmi, Patricia
Attempting to document the manner in which interventions are planned and executed in public schools, this case study presents a two-year Teacher Corps Project in which the faculty members of a junior high school were required to change their approach to discipline using Glasser's Reality Therapy approach. Employing the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, in which participants' behaviors are classified by interventions, stages of concern, and levels of use, the study concludes that different interventions are required at different parts in the change process. Further, the study suggests that change facilitators should identify various innovation configurations prior to implementation of change; that it is important to set criteria for what constitutes use of the innovation; that there is a need to determine how much support is required for successful implementation to occur; that change facilitators need to make sure administrators have adequate training and understanding of the change process; and that it is important to choose a model for decision-making that fits the requirements and goals of the project. (JEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.