A Manual for Assessing Open-Ended Statements of Concern about an Innovation
Authors: Beulah W. Newlove, Gene E. Hall
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You can download a PDF copy from eric.ed.gov.
When a new program is implemented at a school, teachers often respond by expressing their concerns about the change. With a command of the Stages of Concern (SoC) About the Innovation, part of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, or the CBAM, you can anticipate and resolve the personal concerns that teachers often voice in this situation.
This manual equips you with procedures for analyzing and understanding teachers' concerns when presented as open-ended statements. This useful manual describes:
- How to use the CBAM to predict teacher behavior
- How to identify and analyze teachers' concerns
- What framework to use when attending to teachers' concerns
- A sample of data collection forms
- Several illustrations and scored examples of the various Stages of Concern
Other CBAM Publications:SEDL offers several publications so you can apply the CBAM when you introduce a new program, undertake research in a school setting, or launch an innovation in a school. The complete set of CBAM literature includes:
- Taking Charge of Change - a readable introduction to the CBAM method.
- Measuring Implementation in Schools: The Concerns-Based Adoption Model
- A Manual for Assessing Open-Ended Statements of Concern about an Innovation
- Measuring Change Facilitator Stages of Concern: A Manual for Use of the CFSoC Questionnaire
Professional Development on the CBAM Diagnostic Tools
The Center for High-Performing Schools at SEDL offers several professional development opportunities around Managing Implementation and Impact of Reform Initiatives.