ERIC Number: ED248577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Perspectives Model: Alternative Approaches to Planned Educational Change.
Van Meter, Eddy J.
A system of classifying educational change, focusing on change perspectives rather than on change strategies, is provided in an attempt to increase understanding of issues relating to change efforts in educational settings. The term "perspectives" is used to mean orientations for interpreting, while the term "strategies" is used for methodologies or procedures for getting something done. Ten perspectives for change are examined: (1) critical and radical reform, (2) legislated and mandated change, (3) knowledge production and utilization, (4) institutional planning and forecasting, (5) conflict and institutional politics, (6) consultation and technical assistance, (7) organization development and renewal, (8) training and staff development, (9) individual and self-directed change, and (10) behavioral shaping and influencing. A model for the 10 perspectives and how they relate to change strategies and level of intervention is provided. Assumptions, intended outcomes, and potential issues raised by the use of this model are discussed. An extensive list of references is included. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised and expanded version of paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Knoxville, TN, November 13-15, 1983).