ERIC Number: ED098658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Synthesis of Knowledge and Practice in Educational Management and Leadership. Volumes 1 and 2. Project No. ED 73-241.
Lavin, Richard J.; Sanders, Jean E.
This is a systematic effort to review the knowledge and practice in management programs. In synthesizing the knowledge base, the study establishes and emphasizes the great need to link the knowledge banks of the producers' world with the users' stations. Several findings support this conclusion: (1) a wealth of knowledge exists; (2) although there is no lack of information, lack of utilization does exist; (3) gaps exist between research and practice worlds and between private and public sectors; (4) the user must be more active in the selection process; and (5) Educational Management Development Centers (EMDCs) may provide a beginning to a new institutionalized linking role. The study reviews two kinds of linkages: (1) producer/consumer linkages through EMDCs and 2) EMDC linkages (networks). The EMDCs, in linking for ERIC-like information, will build a capability for linking multiple types of resources--human and technical. Recommendations are made for building effective linkages within EMDCs. Also, the networking concept is presented to provide a mechanism for keeping centers abreast of developments from other agencies working to improve educational management. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Knowledge Level, Management Development, Management Systems, Research Utilization
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.