ERIC Number: ED100380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Case Study of the Merrimack Education Center.
Havelock, Ronald G.; Havelock, Mary C.
To test the concept of linkage as a means of improving educational practice by more effective utilization of research-based knowledge and resources, the operations of the Merrimack Education Center were compared with the Havelock linkage model. On-site interviews were conducted with Center personnel and written materials were reviewed; school system clients were interviewed by telephone. Strategies and programs of the Center were analyzed and strengths and weaknesses identified. Linkages between MEC and clients, between MEC and and strengths and weaknesses identified. Linkages between MEC and clients, between MEC and resources, and internal linkages were assessed. Particular attention was paid to the question of how MEC could help a client solve a problem without appearing to choose the solution. It was concluded that the resources of the Center were adequate, but there were still some difficulties in methods of delivery to schools. The report includes a glossary and 12 tables. (SK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Research, Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Linking Agents, Program Evaluation, Research Coordinating Units, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Search Strategies, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Merrimack Education Center, Chelmsford, MA.