ERIC Number: EJ722820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 27
Formative Research on an Early Stage of the Systemic Change Process in a Small School District
Joseph, Roberto; Reigeluth, Charles M.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v36 n6 p937-956 Nov 2005
This study utilised a qualitative research methodology known as formative research to improve the process guidelines that are described in the Guidance System for Transforming Education (GSTE). This study took place in a small (5447 students), partly urban and partly rural school district in Indiana. The researchers, also serving as change facilitators, investigated an early stage of the systemic change process as outlined in the GSTE. Specifically, the research focused on field-testing and improving the process for assessing the district's readiness for change. It was found that this process could have been improved if the facilitators had had more guidance to help them develop the interview protocols.
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Qualitative Research, Change Strategies, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana