ERIC Number: ED296972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reform in Teacher Education: Process to Product.
Harrington, Helen L.
Recommendations of a task force, directed to study ways to upgrade teacher preparation programs to make the course of study more rigorous and effective, became mandatory for constituent institutions once they were adopted by the Board of Governors and the General Assembly of a southeastern state. This provided an opportunity to study the process of change in higher education and teacher education in particular. Seventeen specific recommendations were set forth. This study examined the response of one institution of higher education to these recommendations for change in the preparation of teachers. The change process included the formulation of policy, its adoption, implementation and institutionalization. The study focused on the formulation of policy as an aspect of organizational change and three questions are discussed: (1) how policy is formulated in higher education; (2) how the complex forces (subsystems) within the organization and external to the organization interact with the policy formulation process; and (3) how characteristics of higher education influence the process, if at all. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).