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Innovation in Education


reviewed by Chris Argyris 1964

coverTitle: Innovation in Education
Author(s): M. B. Miles
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Innovation in Education is a collection of papers presented at a faculty seminar to explore the problem of innovation and change. Unlike similarly made books, this one presents a sense of real thrust toward the problem to which it is addressed. The book begins with an excellent chapter by Miles, who is also the editor. Because of Sputnik, the growing demands of an affluent society for manpower of a more intellectually sophisticated sort, and because of the sheer size of the educational establishment, there is an increasing sense of urgency for change. However, Miles continues, in the midst of all the change and innovation, there is very little knowledge about effective change processes. His assertion is amply demonstrated by several of the case studies included in the book. Beginning with the chapters which are guided by and attempt to make contributions to theory, Mackenzie presents a taxonomy for studying the nature of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 85-85
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2567, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 6:55:05 AM

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