ERIC Number: ED389167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Changing Paradigms. The Project Approach.
During the last 40 years, there has been a great number of innovations in English Language Teaching (ELT). The method by which these innovations have been diffused in many parts of the world has been through the project approach. This paper explores the suitability and effectiveness of this approach as a model for the diffusion of ELT innovation, using Havelock's three models of innovation, Fullan's process approach, and Henrichsen's link model. It proposes a change of emphasis within project design, implementation, and evaluation to empower the insider, and suggests ways in which this might be achieved. The creation of insider-generated project documents should help to establish a databank for research and development into the diffusion of ELT innovation, which would hopefully lead to new innovation. A historical review of ELT since the 1950s is included. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/NAV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Language in Development (2nd, Bali, Indonesia, April 10-12, 1995).