ERIC Number: ED065740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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The Use of Educational Knowledge; Evaluation of the Pilot State Dissemination Program. Volume II: Part VIII, Case Studies of Field Agents in Action. Final Report.
Sieber, Sam D.; And Others
This volume, a continuation of Volume I, presents Part VIII of the report and 12 appendixes. Part VIII is comprised of case studies of the activities of field agents in three states that are the target areas of the Pilot State Dissemination Program. The areas are designated "Southern Small Town,""The Hazelton Districts," and "Jordan County," which consisted of one rural and one rural and urban mixed counties, three rural regions, and one rural and one highly ubranized school districts, respectively. One field agent was assigned to each of the target areas a total of seven agents. Each state had one project director, and the number of full-time retrieval personnel varied from one to seven in number. Program evaluation findings show that the field agents were successful in producing concrete reforms in administrative and classroom practices in both the rural and urban areas. It is believed that the key to the field agent's success is the fact that he is "a generalist without authority whose presence is ligitimized by the provision of information." The 12 appendixes to the report are: Request for Proposal (RFP) for Pilot State Projects; Instruments Used in Evaluation; Guidelines for Observers and Field Agents; Indexing Scheme for Qualitative Observations; Taxonomy of Educational Topics; Model Request Form; Developing a Strategy Based on Particular Clients and Their Setting; Outstanding Training Needs; Measuring the Goals of Action Programs; Formative Evaluation--An Exploration with Case Materials; Tables; and Return Rates of Questionnaires. (For related document, see ED 065 739.) (DB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Change Agents, Classification, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Retrieval, Interaction Process Analysis, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, School Personnel, State Programs, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.