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ERIC Number: EJ161772
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Innovation in Adult Education: An Organizational Analysis
Darkenwald, Gordon G.
Adult Education, 27, 3, 156-172, 77
A model of the organizational dynamics of innovation in adult basic education (ABE) agencies was developed and tested wherein innovation was measured by a composite index of innovative instructional and administrative practices. It was concluded that organizational variables (size, differentiation of staff roles, reliance on professional communication channels, and especially staff professionalism)--exert a major influence on innovation. (SH)
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