ERIC Number: ED059411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Oregon's Pilot State Dissemination Program.
Oregon's Dissemination Program was established in July 1970. Its purpose was to close the communication gap between validated information and the decision making processes related to school administration and instruction. The program was administered by a staff of six, two of whom were assigned to pilot Intermediate Education District offices. The program provided a computer based information center using ERIC and CIJE files as the primary source of documents. Library resources and BOCS services were used extensively during the initial year of operation. By December, the Center was in full operation. The use of services increased from 13 requests in October to 159 requests in November. The program expanded to include districts throughout the state. In 1972, a systematic state wide information network will be established. Feedback indicates that increasing numbers of administrators and teachers are relying on more validated information to make decisions. It can be concluded that the dissemination of validated information is valuable for systematic improvements in education. It is also evident that effective information retrieval-dissemination is a complex process which requires special skills and careful development. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Control, Salem.