ERIC Number: ED390702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of School-Based Regional Dissemination Centers as Scale-Up Mechanisms for Systemic Educational Reform in Science and Mathematics.
Davila, Norma; Gomez, Manuel
The objectives of this study were to: describe the model for dissemination developed and implemented in a Statewide Systemic Initiative based on partnerships between universities and schools, identify and describe contributing factors to the success and limitations of the dissemination strategy, discuss the relationship between the teachers' empowerment and their effectiveness as disseminators, compare the level of the professional development of the new teachers with that of the teachers in the pilot schools in terms of their capacity to implement the reform, and describe changes occurring in the teaching/learning culture of the second generation schools as a result of the whole-school interventions through the Regional Dissemination Centers and compare these with the changes at the first generation of schools. Results indicate that there was no significant difference in teacher empowerment or teaching practices between first and second generation teachers. It was concluded that in achieving systemic change it is necessary to conceptualize the nature of the change at a large scale and then begin implementation and testing at the pilot stage before scaling-up. Data collection protocols and questionnaires are included. (JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, 1995).