ERIC Number: ED130153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
An Analysis of Dissemination and Utilization of Vocational Education Research and Development Efforts.
Bice, Garry R.
The interrelationships and problems areas existent in the dissemination and utilization of the results of research and development efforts in vocational education are explored. The problem areas relate to the responsibilities of the various education agencies, the specificity and types of information or products to be disseminated, target audiences, dissemination techniques, and documentation of utilization. Recommendations offered to alleviate some of the problems are: (1) Develop a taxonomy for identifying and describing research results, (2) define target audiences and their specific information needs, (3) analyze personal and socio-psychological factors involved, (4) develop a process for evaluation of research before dissemination, (5) reexamine procedures for inclusion in information systems, (6) implement a system of regional centers responsible for dissemination and utilization, (7) reexamine federal and state policy, and (8) explore alternative delivery systems for encouraging utilization. A bibliography is included. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Behavioral Sciences.
Note: For related papers see CE 009 020-026, CE 009 028-035, and ED 112 155