ERIC Number: ED097872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Use of Promising Practices Information by Local Educational Agencies.
Contemporary Research, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
A conference on Increasing the Use of Promising Practices Information by Local Educational Agencies was held at the National Institute of Education (NIE) July 14-16, 1974. The recommendations developed at the conference focus on identified needs for: a clear definition of the term promising practices; a leadership role by NIE; a plan of action to coordinate resources; development of a common, user-oriented format for local educational agencies; selection processes and criteria for promising educational practices; a cooperative network for development, validation, and dissemination of promising practices information; a state-of-the-art study; and exploration of the goals and criteria for evaluating dissemination activities. Also included are the suggested roles that NIE, local and state agencies, and information centers will need to assume, observations by Contemporary Research, Inc. regarding additional steps that might be considered, and the usefulness of the conference as a joint-planning process. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Evaluation, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Utilization, Models, Program Evaluation, School Districts, State Departments of Education, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contemporary Research, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.