ERIC Number: ED231486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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A Review of the Research on Institutionalization of Innovation in Education.
The literature on change identifies several factors which positively influence the successful institutionalization of innovation in an educational environment. At each stage of the process of institutionalization these factors interact with the innovation and the institution to determine whether the change will persist. Most of these factors fall into one of four general categories: (1) those related to the nature of the innovation, such as the power of the idea, the intervention strategy used, fiscal aspects, form of the innovation, intensity of the effort, and the advantages of the innovation; (2) those related to the organization and its members, including the organizational climate, the role and style of leadership, and the characteristics of the users of the innovation; (3) those related to the external sociopolitical context, including the needs and demands of a changing society, interest group pressure, and the reputation of the users; and (4) those factors related to the role and impact of the initiating or granting agency, including the mandate from the agency, technical assistance, and flexible monitoring. Research indicates that change results from a process of interaction among these factors and that they cannot be taken in isolation as they have a combined effect on the outcome of the change process. (AYC)
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Note: Graduate Seminar Paper, University of Texas at Austin.