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A VERIFICATION OF HALL'S THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL THROUGH APPLICATION TO A CURRICULUM INNOVATION INVOLVING FLORIDA'S COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE INSTRUCTORS

The purpose of this study was to apply the full three-dimensional Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) developed by Hall (1973) in an area of Vocational Education in which the model had not been previously tested in order to determine if the relationships between the model dimensions were consistent with the model. In conducting this study a determination of whether and to what extent the Florida Competency-Based Automotive Mechanics Curriculum Project (AMCP) was actually in use, how it was used and what present user and non-user concerns exist was made. / The Concerns Based Adoption Model describes change from the viewpoint of the user as an individual. This model describes user behavior with reference to the change or innovation-adoption in terms of stages of concern, levels of use of the innovation, and innovation configurations of the user. The conceptualization and measurement of implementation of curriculum innovations have long plagued those administrators responsible for planning and evaluating change efforts. / This study was guided by six research questions centering around the three CBAM model dimensions. These questions posed inquiry into the stages of concern of the users/non-users of the AMCP, levels of use of the AMCP, innovation configurations with reference to the AMCP and the association of selected personal characteristic variables to stages of concern and levels of use of the AMCP. / The sample of Florida's community/junior college automotive instructor population comprising this study consisted of 17 participants. / The data analyses indicated support for all three dimensions of Hall's model. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, Section: A, page: 0772. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1982.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:fsu.edu/oai:fsu.digital.flvc.org:fsu_74780
ContributorsCANTOR, JEFFREY ALAN., Florida State University
Source SetsFlorida State University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText
Format257 p.
RightsOn campus use only.
RelationDissertation Abstracts International

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