ERIC Number: ED122383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Project Information Packages for the Dissemination of Effective Educational Programs.
Foat, Classie M.; And Others
The dissemination to schools of information about effective projects has been inadequate to bring about widespread replications. The purpose of this research was to test the feasibility of Project Information Packages (PIPs) as a means of widespread dissemination of effective programs. The study assumed that a project could be packaged with sufficient details of project management and instruction, and explored the ease with which a dissemination mechanism could replicate a packaged project. Criteria for selecting projects for packaging were developed, and more than 2,000 projects were reviewed in attempts to identify eight that were successful in teaching reading and math to underachieving children. Only six projects could be identified that clearly evidenced educational and statistical effectiveness. Project information packages were developed for each, and in the following year they were field-tested in 56 schools across the country. Deficiencies in the packages were identified, and recommendations for revisions were made. The field test demonstrated that PIPs have been fairly successful in effecting accurate replication of the exemplary projects. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III