ERIC Number: ED106972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Communication Networks in the Designing and Starting of New Schools.
Miles, Matthew B.; Lake, Dale G.
Growing dissatisfaction with the linkage of educational research and development information and products to actual school classroom procedures has motivated many researchers and practitioners to uncover new linkage systems. Among the new approaches suggested is that of building on already existing communication networks in schools and across the country, attempting to channel information into these informal networks in a manner and shape more readily useful to school personnel. However, little is currently known about what informal education communication networks exist or how they operate, and even less is known about how long these networks endure or the format of the information transmitted through them. This paper is part of a symposium bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore these underlying questions and suggest future directions for building linkages between research and practice. It discusses research on information networks involved in establishing new or alternative schools. By analyzing data collected at six new schools in New York City, the authors describe the number and duration of networks and the key individuals who compose them. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 4, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document