ERIC Number: ED240732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Principal's Role in Innovation and Change. ERIC Highlights for School Administrators.
Lengthy abstracts of two journal articles and two Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) microfiche documents on the principal's role in educational innovation and change are presented. The introduction lists eight points on the principal's role which are suggested by the articles and documents. Summaries are provided for the following: (1) "Linking R&D with Schools: Perspectives in School Improvement: A Casebook for Curriculum Change" by Karen Seashore Louis and Others (ED 207 261), a textbook for school administrators on the processes of educational change which provides 12 case studies and a synthesis; (2) "Applying Our Findings to Today's Innovations" by Susan F. Loucks and David A. Zacchei, an article which culls practical advice from the Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement (the NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA); (3) "Developing Commitment to Change: Case History in Progress" by Harold Zuckerman, an article which offers a model for change based on the priority of building commitment; and (4) "Teacher Participation in Educational Innovation: Some Insights into Its Nature" by Judith A. Dawson (ED 200 593), a study which concluded that it made little difference whether teachers volunteered for or were appointed to committees planning educational innovations. Information on ordering the articles and documents is included. (DC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.; San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center.