ERIC Number: ED167093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Providing Technical Assistance to State Dissemination Projects: Linking at the National Level.
NIE's State Capacity Building Program in Dissemination supports the development of comprehensive programs in State Education Agencies. The nature of the dissemination capacity is reflected in goals of providing greater access to information resources for educators, and realization of increased coordination among activities of SEAs. Each SEA addresses these goals through activities in the areas of resources, linkage, and leadership. In 1976, the National Testing Service began the development of an evaluation design for the State Capacity Building Program. A technical assistance component to assist projects in applying information from the program evaluation, and to provide technical consultant services to help address project-identified needs was also established. Technical assistance services provided are grouped into the categories of communication, leadership development activities, evaluation documentation, conceptual development, and ad hoc consultant assistance. Assessment of these technical assistance services indicates a de-emphasis of ad hoc services, more responsibility by project directors for their own leadership development, more attention to transformation activities aimed at bringing conceptual and theoretical material to the attention of project directors, and distinction between their needs and wants. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Information
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 30, 1978)