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ERIC Number: ED108302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Building Relationships for the Dissemination of Innovations.
Scanlon, Robert G.
Many research questions concering dissemination of educational innovations remain unanswered. We know that dissemination is in itself a science; our strategy is based on the belief that successful adoption of an innovation requires certain generic skills distinctly different from the skills related to a specific innovation. We are examining decision-making processes in school districts and state education departments to develop a change capability that can initiate and sustain educational improvements from the district level to the building level. To accomplish this aim, the following strategies have been utilized: establishment of criteria to ensure commitment and understanding about R&D products as instructional systems; development of training programs for administrators, teachers, and school district central office personnel; establishment of demonstration centers with national representation; development of a data network and feedback system that permits the monitoring of schools; and inclusion of state education agencies and central office administrators in the development of a capability for introducing and maintaining educational innovations. (Author/JG)
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented at CEDaR Communications Group Workshop (Denver, Colorado, July 30-31, August 1, 1973)