Management of educational innovation : the case of computer aided administration
This thesis is concerned with the process of managing an educational innovation - computer-aided administration (CAA) for schools. From literature reviews in the areas of management of change and computer assisted school administration, together with findings from an observer case study in the United Kingdom, a model was generated for the CAA innovation process as a contribution to theory. The model was then put into practice as the framework for the CAA innovation process in a secondary school in Hong Kong. The innovation was successfully assimilated by the school in a period of about three years with the researcher acting as the change facilitator, and the model of the innovation process was subsequently refined. This refined "SIX-A" model it is hoped will be a contribution to practical change management. Before making conclusions, findings about the process of innovation as well as findings specific to CAA from the case school are compared and contrasted to data collected from three other schools' CAA innovations in Hong Kong.