ERIC Number: ED090967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination Policies, Procedure, and Programs of Nine State Education Agencies.
Cutter, Virginia M.
A research project investigated the dissemination practices of nine State education agencies (SEA) in order to identify useful techniques which could be adopted by other groups seeking to implement change. Interviewers conducted site visits in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania; local background factors were surveyed and information was collected regarding dissemination activities, change strategies, SEA relationships with local districts, and the priority assigned to the dissemination function by the SEA. The study identified a variety of specific dissemination practices suitable to differing local conditions and also uncovered several themes common to the overall dissemination effort. These were that: (1) local planning is the key to educational change; (2) the SEA's function is to facilitate change, not to dictate it; (3) inservice is basic to diffusion and change; (4) no one strategy fits every situation; (5) broad professional and community involvement is essential to the successful implementation of change; and (6) the SEA's major function in this area is to serve as a link between research and development on the one hand and the educational practitioner on the other. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Illinois; Iowa; Michigan; Montana; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania