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Strategies for Large-Scale Educational Reform


by Alan Gartner & Frank Riessman - 1974

The moving of an idea or a program to large-scale application consists of much more than idea dissemination, for it involves organization change and system change. The change agents responsible for widespread institutionalization must have some understanding of organizational theory and particularly the managerial issues mentioned; otherwise, they may have the simplistic notion that merely disseminating the idea will lead to its institutionalization. Such a view will result in cynicism and despair very early in the game, and a continuation at the scale of national effect of little impact.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 3, 1974, p. 349-355
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1486, Date Accessed: 8/7/2020 11:58:51 AM

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