Answer/Quote: “Traditionally efforts to infuse change into the schools have begun as top-down mandates from administrators with little buy-in from teachers. University professors have reinforced this model of change by acting as ‘gurus from afar.’ They typically present theoretical information or quick fixes in one-shot inservices, seldom staying around long enough to support implementation or facilitate collaboration.” P. 536.
Comment: In my experience, this describes accurately my experience as a teacher and change in schools. RayS.
Title: “Viewing Innovations Through the Efficacy-based Change Model: A Whole Language Application.” MM Ohlhausen, MJ Meyerson and T Sexton. Journal of Reading (April 1992), 536-541.