ERIC Number: ED166431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
A Dissemination Model for New Technical Education Programs. Final Report.
Hull, Daniel M.
The Technical Education Research Center-SW has conceived, tested, and refined a model for disseminating newly developed programs and materials throughout the nation. The model performed successfully in the dissemination of more than 50,000 educational units (modules) of Laser/Electro-Optics Technician (LEOT) materials during a four-year period (1974 through 1977). The model assumes suitable materials and needs assessment data inputs from a materials development project. The materials are given visibility to educators and employers through no-cost/low-cost channels; target areas of high LEOT employment are identified; state and regional meetings are organized for representatives of interested institutions and employers; and organizations are selected (by consensus) for implementing new LEOT training or retraining programs. These materials users are assisted in program implementation and evaluation. (The appendices contain  the LEOT curriculum guide,  the LEOT instructional materials and program pamphlet,  the sample module from the LEOT curriculum,  mail-out materials from the LEOT announcement,  major activities of the dissemination project,  example correspondence, and  the LEOT modules/ways and means.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Costs, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Employment Projections, Field Studies, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Lasers, Methods, Models, Needs Assessment, Optics, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Responsibility, Surveys, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Time
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.
Note: A small pamphlet in appendix B will not reproduce well due to small, broken print, and appendixes F and G will not reproduce well due to thin and broken type