ERIC Number: ED218480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Program Improvement Dissemination. Final Report/Phase III.
Sanders, Carol S.; And Others
A project was conducted at the University of Illinois (1) to test and refine the components of the dissemination system developed for program improvement efforts in the state; and (2) to provide technical assistance to funding agency staff, project staffs, and persons/networks/agencies that facilitate access to a product in the dissemination process. During the year-long project, five major activities were conducted. First, dissemination activities were planned for two products ("A Word Processing Guide" developed in West Virginia, and "Job Creation" curriculum materials developed in Illinois), thus testing the components of the dissemination system developed for program improvement. Second, inservice education activities were conducted for persons/networks/agencies which facilitate access to a product in order to enhance awareness, understanding, and participation in the dissemination process. This activity included a conference which is summarized in the report. For the third activity, collaboration efforts were made with the Illinois Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education in articulation of vocational education dissemination efforts within the state. Fourth, communication was continued with dissemination specialists nationwide to glean helpful information, insights, and ideas from others' ongoing efforts to aid development of the Illinois dissemination system. Fianlly, 400 copies of a "dissemination manual" focusing on the components of the dissemination system were developed, printed, and disseminated to enhance coordination and collaboration for effective dissemination. Recommendations for implementing the dissemination system were made. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 204 515.