ERIC Number: ED174245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
R & D Products: Search, Retrieval and Utilization.
Fahs, Ingeborg G.; Gagne, Robert M.
The Florida R & D Utilization Project has two major goals: to provide schools with access to the best available R & D products and practices to resolve local needs, and to assist schools in developing a capacity for diagnosing and resolving instructional and other problems. This paper describes the 7-step conceptual model that governs the activities of the central search agency that was established to help the 28 participating elementary schools accomplish the first goal. Sections of the paper correspond to steps in the model: describing the problem, interpreting the problem statement, conducting the search, retrieving the outcomes, screening the outcomes, considering the options, and preparing for adoption/adaption. A project evaluation related to utilization is also presented, as well as general implications suggesting that it is possible to develop and implement a program of R & D utilization which is based upon local school problem solving. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida Education Research and Development Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 9-13, 1979)