Federal Programs Supporting Educational Change

Vol. III, Appendix A, Innovations in Classroom Organization and Staff Development

by Dale Mann, Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin, Miriam Baer, Peter W. Greenwood, Lawrence McCluskey, Linda L. Prusoff, John G. Wirt, Gail L. Zellman


Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 8.9 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback295 pages $20.00 $16.00 20% Web Discount

Appendix A to Vol. III in a series of reports, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education (USOE), on federally funded (change agent) programs designed to introduce and spread innovative practices in public schools. This appendix deals with Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which funds innovative projects proposed by local school districts. It describes USOE planning strategies for Title III and the role of state education agencies in Title III. The focus of this appendix is on projects that were reputed to be successful in one of two particularly difficult aspects of reform: classroom organization, which implies a shift in classroom practice toward concepts of open education, and staff development, which aims at important changes in teacher behavior. The syntheses of the fieldwork case studies (ten are included) describe the similarities and differences found in project planning, implementation, and adaptation for both types of projects.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.