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ERIC Number: ED083112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 79
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National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices. 6.0 General Observations: Do You Have Some General Observations About the Whole Process of Diffusion That Would Be Useful to Others Who Are Developers or Users and Who Participate in Either Dissemination or Implementation Activities or Both?
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
In this final working paper of the National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices conference participants make some general observations about the whole process of diffusion that would be useful to others who are developers or users and who participate in dissemination and implementation activities. Consideration is given to these questions: At what point should a developer of curriculum materials begin his diffusion activities? If you were called in as a consultant to a school district, where would you tell them to turn for resource information? How could users more effectively know of their needs? How can teachers (the users) be involved in the development of new products and ideas? Is maladoption of innovations common? Is poor use of innovations common? To what extent is there translation, transformation, and adaptation of innovation during the diffusion process? To what extent do developers create markets for their products as opposed to responding to a demand initiated by the consumer? To what extent does research influence the development of products? What do you consider the major factors influencing diffusion (dissemination/implementation) of innovation in education? Related documents are SO 006 339 through SO 006 344. (SHM)
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Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.