ERIC Number: ED323647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Implementing a Redesign Strategy: Lessons from Educational Change.
Basom, Richard E., Jr.; Crandall, David P.
The effective implementation of school redesign, based on a social systems approach, is discussed in this paper. A basic assumption is that the interdependence of system elements has implications for a complex change process. Seven barriers to redesign and five critical issues for successful redesign strategy are presented. Seven linear steps for successful implementation, with a focus on megachange, are also included. A recommendation is made for the recognition of human capital as the single most critical component in the redesign implementation process. (15 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Policy Formation, Resistance to Change, School District Reorganization, School Organization, School Restructuring, Systems Approach
Publications, Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 ($2.00 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.