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ERIC Number: ED259445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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The Renewed Primary School in Belgium: The Local Innovation Policy and Institutionalization of Innovations.
Vandenberghe, Roland
Belgium's Renewed Primary School (RPS) project began in 1973 as part of a national commitment to innovative reform. The project's many goals focused on increasing interdependence among educational resources to support a more individualized, humanized, and effective response to pupil needs. Schools participating in the RPS effort usually selected one or two innovations for implementation from among those suggested. Evaluation of the project's initial progress in 1981 revealed that many local schools had implemented innovations marginally if at all. Expansion of the project to additional schools was halted while a second study was undertaken to determine how local school policies affecting innovation related to the degree of implementation achieved. This report discusses the nature of the RPS project, the factors leading to the second evaluation study, the theoretical framework of the study, the interviewing method and questions used, the variables found to affect implementation, the local policies identified, the measurement of implementation levels, and the relationships found between policies and implementation. The document concludes with a report on the first stages of a study to determine how local school policies concerning innovation become institutionalized. This study sought further data from schools examined in the earlier evaluations. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium