ERIC Number: ED210279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Product, Process and People in the R&D Utilization Program. The Power of the Interventions.
Louis, Karen Seashore
An examination of the effect of intervention strategies utilized in the Research and Development Utilization (RDU) Program on school improvement outcomes was the subject of this document. The basic Federal/State approaches to support local school improvement efforts are a coercive/manipulative approach, direct support, or indirect support. Indirect support may take the form of technological or process/people support. RDU strategy, however, emphasizes voluntary involvement and small amounts of federal seed money funding. The major emphasis is on providing technological and process/people support in a local school improvement effort. RDU intervention combines strategies which produce important predictor variables. These variables are product quality, product characteristics, and breadth of participation. The degree to which the outcome is achieved is largely a function of the internal processes and the less manipulable site characteristics. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Research and Development Utilization Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1981). Small print in Table 9.