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ERIC Number: ED081095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 17
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The Viability of the Development Council: A Voluntary Educational Change Agency.
Kohl, John W.
Educational change is too complex and important ever to be delegated entirely to federal agencies and to federally-funded R&D centers and regional laboratories. Alternative agencies can and do play a part in the larger scheme of research, development, dissemination, diffusion, and adoption of innovations in education. One such agency is the school study-development council, a group of local school systems working voluntarily in loose confederation for the purpose of solving defined educational problems that exist in the member schools. Their three most important activities are inservice training, cooperative research, and the sharing of information. Councils have had their greatest success in the dissemination of educational innovations, in making the school client system aware of and interested in new ideas, thus helping them through the first two stages toward the actual adoption of innovations. (Author/WM)
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