ERIC Number: ED095851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Elements of a Model State Education Agency Diffusion System.
A study, presented to the National Dissemination Conference, provides a conceptualization of a model diffusion system as it might exist within a state education agency (SEA) and places this diffusion model within the context of the SEA's expanding role as an educational service. Five conclusions were reached regarding a model diffusion system. First, diffusion, not dissemination, should be the concern of SEAs. Second, diffusion systems and the diffusion process itself provide means to a larger SEA objective--the health school system. Third, an SEA diffusion system is comprised of information, linkage, staff development, strategy design. Fourth, while several state education agencies are involved in assisting local schools using diffusion system resources, very few, if any, SEAs have been able to coordinate resources in a coherent delivery system. Finally, there is a significant role that SEAs can play in research and development activities related to diffusion resources and the diffusion process. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.