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ERIC Number: ED442718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 29
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Developing Chains of Change.
Goodson, Ivor F.
This paper defines a number of different segments in educational change processes: the internal, the external, and the personal. As a form of introduction, the paper reviews the patterns of educational coalition in the second half of the 20th century. For conceptualizing curriculum change in the 1970s, a model is developed that scrutinized the "internal affairs" of change and set this against the "external relations" of change. For instance, in looking at the subject-centered curriculum in secondary schools, the paper argues that school subjects passed through four stages as new changes were initiated: (1) invention or change formulation; (2) promotion or change implementation; (3) legislation or change policy establishment; and (4) mythologization or permanent change. Until the 1970s, change theory focused mostly upon the internally generated changes formulated and promoted by educator groups. Given the changing patterns of globalization and control that have intensified since 1989, the paper revisits this assumption and analyzes what patterns of educational change now prevail. And given the "changing conditions of change," a reformulated change model emerges in the paper in the following tentative form: change formulation; change promotion; change legislation; and change establishment. The paper contends that change models are required that systematically seek to integrate internal, external, and personal sectors in new "chains of change." It then tentatively defines such a model of change. (Contains 13 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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