ERIC Number: ED082359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-22
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Organizing for Educational Improvement.
Mellor, Kenneth; Mojkowski, Charles
This presentation explains how the Rhode Island Department of Education institutionalized two temporary systems -- a Teacher Center Project and an Education Information Center -- into a new departmental structure to better serve the schools of the State. The new structure created two bureaus, one to deliver services to LEAs in program development and one to administer federal and State grant programs. Service to LEAs in program development have been consolidated into the Bureau of Program Development and Diffusion. Linked to the Bureau are the Education Information Center, the Teacher Center, and the consultant field agents assigned to geographical service areas. Utilizing a joint management technique, the Bureau, the Information Center, and the Teacher Center function as an integrated system. The Bureau is the diffusion mechanism for the replication strategy in that it provides, through demonstrations, developmental assistance to local school systems in exploring programs identified and publicized by the EIC. Inservice training monies are provided to those school systems that choose to implement a specific program, and followup assistance is provided in planning programs and by identifying sources of funding for their support. (Author/EA)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island