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ERIC Number: ED088411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-22
Pages: 9
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Dissemination Activity of NIE.
Sprunger, Ben
American Education has suffered from its inability to communicate and gain wide adoption of educational improvements. Since the National Institute of Education (NIE) will be judged in terms of the degree to which educational practice is improved, it must assume responsibility for the implementation of new findings. Thus, NIE must conduct a three-pronged operation. First, it must analyze and remain sensitive to user needs, without becoming captive to the users' immediate desires at the cost of abandoning long-range basic research. Second, NIE must continue its research and development activities. Finally, the Institute must oversee the dissemination and utilization of the products of its research. This will require research on strategies for effecting the diffusion and implementation of new ideas, cooperating with other educational agencies, and extra funding for these post-research and development activities. It appears that the best way to insure the smooth development of innovations from need analysis to implementation is to make the same group responsible for an entire project from inception to completion. This will require the integration of both personnel and functions to a greater degree than has previously existed. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.