ERIC Number: ED066226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Providing for Visitors During Installation of an Educational Product: The SWRL Kindergarten Program Information Resource Centers. Final Report.
Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Information Resource Centers (IRCs) were established to provide a means of informing the educational community about the Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development Kindergarten Program (KP) and of developing generalizable installation procedures for research-based instructional products. Centers were composed of clusters of schools in five school districts located in different geographic areas. Each School district appointed a coordinator to assume responsibility for operation of the IRCs. The Laboratory coordinated efforts of IRCs by providing liaison support through dissemination of information to the Centers, visiting the sites, analyzing monthly reports, issuing public information regarding the KP and IRCs and providing training for IRC coordinators. The Centers provided visitors the opportunity to receive an orientation to the Program, to observe its use in a classroom and to confer with teachers and administrators of participating schools. Procedures and materials required to document activities of the IRCs and the outcomes resulting from their establishment were developed. Enumerative and evaluative data, in the form of visitor and IRC staff reaction, indicate that the Centers effectively attained the objectives for which they were developed. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.