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Educational Change: Inquiring Into Problems Of Implementation (Essay Review)


reviewed by Gary A. Griffin & Ann Lieberman - 1976

coverTitle: Educational Change: Inquiring Into Problems Of Implementation (Essay Review)
Author(s): Louis M. Smith, Pat M. Keith
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Ann Lieberman and Gary A. Griffin are associate professors of education at Teachers College. Anatomy of Educational Innovation: An Organizational Analysis of an Elementary School Louis M. Smith and Pat M. Keith. New York: John Wiley, 1971. $13.95. 420 pp. Implementing Organizational Innovations Neil Gross, Joseph B. Giacquinta, and Marilyn Bernstein. New York: Basic Books, 1971. $10.50. 309pp. Changing Schools: The Magic Feather Principle Mary M. Bentzen. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974. $8.95. 287 pp. Educators concerned with the problems of practice have come to expect that the literature which describes, analyzes, and otherwise expounds upon the "real world of the public schools," to use Broudy's phrase, falls far short of the mark. This inadequacy is illustrated by a tendency to reduce highly complex institutional variables to neatly compartmentalized and atomistic word pictures or sets of rules and guidelines which mask, at best, or distort, at worst, the untidiness of what happens to people and ideas in school settings.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 3, 1976, p. 416-423
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1321, Date Accessed: 11/27/2020 3:36:29 AM

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