ERIC Number: ED443417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Surviving Change: A Survey of Educational Change Models.
Ellsworth, James B.
This book presents a theoretical road map for teachers, professors, or administrators who seek guidance from the educational change literature. The introduction presents an overview of assumptions, early traditions of change research, other reviews of change research, and practical application of education change theory. Eleven chapters discuss: (1) a strategy for educational change, including why change needs a strategy, the change communication model, and guiding change systematically; (2) educational change models, including an overview of classical change models; (3) innovation, including Rogers'"Diffusion of Innovations"; (4) the change environment, including Ely's "Conditions of Change"; (5) the change agent, including Fullan and Stiegelbauer's "New Meaning of Educational Change"; (6) the change process, including Havelock and Zlotolow's "Change Agent's Guide"; (7) the intended adopter, including Hall and Associates'"Concerns-Based-Adoption Model"; (8) the resistance to change, including Zaltman and Duncan's "Strategies for Planned Change"; (9) the system, including Reigeluth and Garfinkle's "Systemic Change in Education"; (10) contributions from outside educational change, including major coordinating domains, other research on basic change theory, other models of change in practice, and other explorations of the subsystems of change; and (11) a conclusion that pulls it all together. An annotated bibliography, information about ERIC, and an index are included. Contains 220 references. (MES)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Models, Systems Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
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