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ERIC Number: ED174263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Linking Agent and FLS: Research Supported Assumptions about Linkage.
Springfield, Charlotte; Anderson, E. Chris
This paper describes the Florida Linkage System (FLS), which was designed to help schools throughout the state improve their problem-solving processes and knowledge utilization. While the system's goals are listed and a model for its linkage strategy is outlined, the major portion of the report discusses three findings about the linkage strategy and implications for the linking agent's role in each: (1) money and information networks are important but not sufficient to effect changes in educational practice; (2) continuously available help from a process agent, i.e., a linker, sustains school-based commitment; (3) training which enhances the professional climate of schools by improving the process skills of teachers and administrators (e.g., communication, leadership, planning, and decision making), as well as their problem identification and solution selection skills, is effective. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Information; Florida Linkage System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)