ERIC Number: ED108302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Decision Making, Diffusion, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Inservice Education, State School District Relationship
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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)