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Khasawneh, Saleh – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In this era of rapidly advancing technologies, many governments around the globe are spending a great amount of money on these technologies, in order to increase their work performance. Therefore, the Jordanian government decided to implement IT in its public organizations. However, the picture is unclear about users' attitudes toward this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Government Employees, Computer Attitudes
Kertcher, Zack – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Evolutionary and revolutionary approaches have dominated the study of scientific, technological and institutional change. Yet, being focused on change within a single field, these approaches have been mute about a third, pervasive process. This process is found in a variety of cases that range from open source software to the Monte Carlo method to…
Descriptors: Computers, Social Networks, Ethnography, Innovation
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Goss, Kevin F. – Rural Sociology, 1979
The article traces evolution of diffusion theory; illustrates undesirable consequences in a cross-cultural setting, reviews criticisms of several scholars; considers distributional effects and unanticipated consequences for potential ameliorative impact on diffusion theory; and codifies these factors into a framework for research into consequences…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agriculture, Diffusion, Models
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Ogden, Terje; Christensen, Bernadette; Sheidow, Ashli J.; Holth, Per – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2008
The successful nationwide transport and evaluation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) programs in Norway is described. This description is provided within the context of the nation's movement towards the adoption of evidence-based practices (EBPs) during the past decade, the conduct of a multisite randomized clinical trial to examine the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Therapy
Rudduck, Jean – 1980
The author traces the change from the use of the term "diffusion" to the term "dissemination" with reference to curriculum projects in Britain and discusses implications of the change. Although at one time the two terms were used interchangeably, the term "dissemination" now emphasizes techniques of effective management rather than the educational…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Diffusion
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Lehmann, Martin; Fryd, Ole – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the development and the structure of a new international master on the subject of urban quality development and management (UQDM), and explore the potential of the process and the outcome in serving as models adoptable by faculty at other universities. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Innovation, Educational Quality, Interaction
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Scheffels, Janne; Lund, Karl Erik – Journal of Youth Studies, 2005
This study discusses whether adolescent occasional smokers form a distinct subgroup in comparison with daily smokers, in terms of smoking motivation, confidence in ability to quit and social and cultural characteristics. In a sample of 2484 adolescents aged 16-19, 22 per cent (n = 552) were daily smokers and 20 per cent (n = 495) were occasional…
Descriptors: Smoking, Self Concept, Adolescents, Correlation
Bhola, H. S. – 1975
In the last decade, interest in innovation diffusion and change strategies has grown, along with interest in the relationship between research and technology. In this paper, the author proposes to use his Configurational Theory of Innovation Diffusion (the CLER model) to organize a comprehensive review of theory, research, and technology. The CLER…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Diffusion
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Takyi, Baffour K.; Gyimah, Stephen Obeng – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
Although previous work has attributed the instability of African marriages to the diffusion of Western norms and values in the region, fewer attempts have been made to empirically assess how Africa's internal institutional structures, such as extended kinship ties, impact marital outcomes. Guided by rational choice and exchange theories, we argue…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Foreign Countries, Marriage, Divorce
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Inman, James A. – Writing Center Journal, 2000
Suggests that all stakeholders should share a focus on "innovations," referring here simultaneously to technologies and their social, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Introduces a new perspective through which writing center professionals can approach collaborative relationships with other stakeholders in the move towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Program Development, Teacher Collaboration
Steinfatt, Thomas M. – 1974
The studies in communication behavior listed in this selected bibliography were published during 1973, unless otherwise specified. Entries are listed under 12 categories: cross cultural communication; diffusion; games, simulations, and conflict; general communication variables; group and organizational communication; interpersonal communication;…
Descriptors: Behavior, Bibliographies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict
Sherry, Lorraine – 2000
This paper reports the results of a five-year case study of the use of online tools: Internet, e-mail, and the World Wide Web, within a Graduate School of Education. The conceptual framework was independently developed, but because of the striking parallel with activity theory, activity theory became the overall framework for interpreting…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Study
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Daniels, Julie K.; Cronje, Ruth J.; Sokolowski, Beth C. – Technical Communication Quarterly, 1998
Interviews foreign Information Coordinators who facilitate exchange of medical information over the Internet between healthcare providers in America and eastern Europe to learn how Internet technologies are being introduced, disseminated, and adopted in their institutions. Applies diffusion of innovations theory for interpretation. Shows technical…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
Baker, David, Ed.; Wiseman, Alex, Ed. – JAI Press, 2006
This volume of International Perspectives on Education and Society explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from institutional theory. Institutional theory has also played an increasingly influential role in developing an understanding of education in society. This…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Sex Fairness
Moore, Bernice Milburn – 1958
While this booklet on juvenile delinquency does not attempt a full review of the literature, it has been designed to further an understanding and appreciation of the social-psychological problems of deviant behavior. The booklet briefly covers the publicity which juvenile delinquency has been given in recent years, as well as the difficulties…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior, Behavior Theories, Delinquency
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