ERIC Number: ED205208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Field Test of Two Tools Designed to Link Knowledge with Needs of Knowledge Users.
Funded under the provisions of the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) of 1974, project NEED (National Educational Equity Demonstration) evaluated two methodologies designed to assist in implementing educational change and demonstrating the innovations: the Wolf Welsh Linkage Methodology (WWLM), which provides a standardized synthesis of the research on educational change and can be operationalized; and the Wolf Knowledge Diffusion Utilization Inventory (WKDUI), which can be used for the systematic collection of needed data concerning the linkage process. Copies of the WWLM and WKDUI were distributed to the project staff to assess, implement, and document proposed equity change. It was concluded that the WWLM, easily understood by qualified professionals, would be very useful to federal agencies who write research funding proposals for educational demonstration. The WKDUI, while more difficult to use and requiring the assistance of the developer, could also be incorporated into the evaluation of such proposals and furnish agencies with an assessment of the contractor's readiness for change. Guidelines for the use of the two methodologies and copies of the inventory worksheets are attached. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Womens Educational Equity Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 1981).