ERIC Number: ED303372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Extending Technological Innovations in Schools: Three Case Studies and Analysis. Technical Report.
Shepard, Joyce Wolf; Wiske, Martha Stone
This paper reports on a study of the spread of an educational innovation that used computer technology and software called "Geometric Supposers" to integrate inductive reasoning into geometry courses in three high schools. The study documented the efforts of teachers, who had worked with this innovation during the previous year, to support its dissemination to their colleagues. Three case studies documenting the dissemination of the "Supposers" are given. In each study, the school setting, context arrangement, instructional design, and school structure and fit are described. A final section compares the three cases focusing on ways of securing support for the innovation, recruiting new teachers, and providing instruction and implementation assistance. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
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