ERIC Number: ED228375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Attempts at Linkage: The New York Region Seminar Plan. Draft. Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools.
Schensul, Stephen L.
In 1976 and 1977, the New York region team of the Documentation and Technical Assistance Project (DTA), Center for New Schools (Chicago, Illinois), conducted 12 seminars on major issues concerning school improvement, based on observations by documentation teams in nine school community sites. The information is then disseminated to technical assistance teams for use in helping to enhance problem solving capacities in other school sites. The New York seminars sought to provide linkages between researchers and technical assistance team members for collaborative analysis of the data from the sites. The seminars were organized around four major topics: (1) community accessibility; (2) professionalization of teachers; (3) the school as a well-functioning organization; and (4) the principal as educational leader. This report discusses the rationale for the seminars; their development, implementation, and outcomes; and implications for the future of the DTA project. Based on the seminar experience, the report identifies four factors that might allow research to have greater bearing on action: (1) personal contact in knowledge dissemination; (2) collaborative analysis of information; (3) an inventory of actual problem solving experiences; and (4) continuity of the data dissemination process. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Documentation and Technical Assistance Project; New York