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ERIC Number: EJ812491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Chapter 2: Adoption of Instructional Innovation across Teachers' Career Stages
Metzler, Michael W.; Lund, Jacalyn; Gurvitch, Rachel
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v27 n4 p457-465 Oct 2008
Teachers are regularly exposed to a number of new and innovative technologies, ideas, philosophies, systems, and experiences from the time they enter teacher education to the time they leave the profession. A predictable result of this increased exposure is that teachers are regularly faced with decisions about whether to incorporate one or more of these innovations into some aspect of their daily practice. Rogers (1995) defines innovation "as an idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by individual or other unit of adoption," and describes two processes involved in moving an innovation into mainstream practice or thought: adoption and diffusion. Adoption occurs when one or more individuals move along a path from first becoming aware of an innovation to the eventual regular usage of that new idea, technology, or practice. Diffusion occurs as an innovation spreads from its introduction to wide usage among members of the same social system. This article provides a review of Rogers's framework for the adoption of an innovation, and sets the stage for studying the adoption of model-based instruction. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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