ERIC Number: ED095430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of Dissemination and Use of Innovations in Adult Basic Education: Selected Research Findings and Recommendations. Summary of Vol. II of Planning for Innovation in Adult Basic Education. Research Report No. 5.
Darkenwald, Gordon G.; And Others
This document summarizes and highlights the main findings of a large scale research project concerned with the problem of innovation dissemination in adult basic education (ABE) providing an abbreviated, non-technical account of the research and pointing up the implications of the findings for policy decision-making at the State and national levels. The research focused on the Special Projects Program authorized under section 309(b) of the Adult Education Act of 1966. The document contains: (1) a few key observations of the role of the U. S. Office of Education, explaining some of the hisotrical factors that have contributed to problems of 309(b) dissemination; (2) analyses of a selected sample of projects to understand how they function and to look at what is disseminated, to whom, in what ways, and with what success, emphasizing factors that seem to facilitate or inhibit successful dissemination of project outcomes; and (3) discussion of the characteristics of local ABE programs associated with innovativeness generally and with 309(b) adoption in particular. Nine recommendations based on the research findings are presented and a model innovation-dissemination network described. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.