ERIC Number: ED222514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Acculturation and the Change Process: An Exploratory Formulation From an Applied Model for Research and Facilitation.
Stiegelbauer, Suzanne M.
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) Project conducted a study of the principals' role in managing change in their schools. The events in one school involved in implementing curriculum changes are described from an acculturation-based perspective. The term acculturation is used by anthropologists to describe the process of change resulting from culture contact. A mini-model of culture change, based on dimensions present in acculturation literature, is explored. The study applied dimensions of the model to events in one specific school, as a smaller unit of culture in the process of implementing the curriculum innovation. The study considered the relevance of the model to methodology and research on school change. An acculturative perspective allows for some prediction in terms of events and is valuable in research for providing an overview of the change process. This perspective has many important implications for use in facilitation and planning. (DWH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Change Agents, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Organizational Change, Principals, Research Methodology, Research Problems
Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, University of Texas at Austin, Education Annex 3.203, Austin, TX 78712 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.