ERIC Number: ED217529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Within School Use of Educational Knowledge.
Owen, John M.; Hall, Kevin C.
The Australian Council for Educational Research and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research together developed an information dissemination package entitled "SET: Research Information for Teachers." This package consists of articles written in journalistic style that convey information concerning recent research in education to practitioners who subscribe to the SET program. To determine user characteristics, case studies were made of 13 users representative of the range of the 2,950 subscribers to SET in 1980. Analysis of these studies showed that SET material adoption decisions were made by individuals. When school principals controlled the materials, dissemination was either limited to supervisory personnel or was of a passive nature. Active dissemination usually occurred when librarians or other long-term staff members who had awareness of staff needs and had the opportunity and commitment to spread new ideas served as SET material disseminators. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; SET Research Information for Teachers; User Characteristics; Users
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, November 1981). For a related document, see EA 014 662.