ERIC Number: ED240720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Infrastructure of Innovation: The Case of the National Diffusion Network. A Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement. People, Policies, and Practices: Examining the Chain of School Improvement, Volume VIII.
Taylor, James A.
The eighth volume of a 10-volume report, this document focuses exclusively on the National Diffusion Network, examining how the program functions as a service delivery system. The central organizational aspects and practices of the National Diffusion Network are explored within the context of its transformation from a set of independent contractors serving federal policy goals to an enterprising grassroots organization far less dependent on federal leaders for direction and control. Findings from a survey mailed to all funded full-time participants in the National Diffusion Network--including developer/demonstrators, state facilitators, technical assistance contractors, and federal employees--are presented and analyzed. These provide the basis for a concluding discussion of implications for implementation policy. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Decentralization, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government School Relationship, Information Dissemination, Linking Agents, Network Analysis, Networks
Publications, The NETWORK, Inc., 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($15.00; 10-volume set of entire study, $150.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Data Analysis and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: National Diffusion Network
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 480-489.