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EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION, SOCIOPOLITICAL CULTURE, AND DEPRESSED RURAL COMMUNITIES

WILLIAM L. BOYD (Associate Professor of Education in the Center for the Study of Educational Administration, University of Rochester. He was formerly Editor of Politics of Education Bulletin and Associate Editor of Educational Administration Abstracts. Professor Boyd holds the degrees of B.S. (Tennesee), M.M. (Northwestern) and Ph.D. (Chicago).)
GLENN L. IMMEGART (Professor and Chairman of the Centre for the Study of Educational Administration, University of Rochester. He holds the degrees of B.S. in Mus.Ed., M.Ed (Cincinnati) and Ph.D.(Ohio State). Professor Immegart is well known for a number of acclaimed publications including Ethics and the School Administrator (with J. Burroughs, Danville, Ill. Interstate. 1969).)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Publication date: 1 January 1977

Abstract

In order to iniestigate the problems of educational innovation in depressed rural communities, and the efficacy of strategies for change employed by state and federal authorities in the United States, data were gathered in four areas of rural Appalachia and three rural communities in New York. An analysis of these data, and a mien of other relet ant data, indicate that the assumptions underlying prevailing strategies for change are often poorly in tune with the social and political realities of depressed rural communities. These findings point to a need for more realistic innovation strategies as well as a need for more research on this problem.

Citation

BOYD, W.L. and IMMEGART, G.L. (1977), "EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION, SOCIOPOLITICAL CULTURE, AND DEPRESSED RURAL COMMUNITIES", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb009764

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