ERIC Number: ED030950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Evaluation as an Essential Tool in the Field Testing and Dissemination of Educational Products.
Yeager, John L.
SRIS Quarterly, v1 n2 p20-22, 1968
Development, field trial, and dissemination are three vital stages that precede the general adoption of an educational innovation. Development should include a clear definition of the innovation, the identification of its essential elements, and a description of its operational characteristics. Field testing should incorporate a provision for careful formative evaluation of the innovation in a great variety of settings. Dissemination should involve a monitoring procedure to evaluate the success of the implementation process. Adequate evaluation at each stage of the process will help to insure that the real worth of the innovation will not be diminished by factors associated particularly with the processes of field trial, field development, and dissemination. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.