ERIC Number: ED134223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Improvement of the Dissemination Function of State Departments of Education.
Cutter, Virginia M.
This project was undertaken by the Texas Education Agency to strengthen the dissemination function of state education departments. Among objectives were to (1) clarify understanding and increase knowledge of information dissemination, (2) strengthen the state's information link between information sources and practitioners in schools, (3) provide a forum for exchange of ideas, and (4) enhance communication between state education departments and the U.S. Office of Education (USOE). Under the direction of a steering committee, the project concentrated on two national conferences in Austin, Texas and Columbia, South Carolina, both in 1970. Bringing together those responsible for dissemination at the state level, the conferences provided opportunities for (1) presenting information about the elements, operation and promising practices of dissemination, and (2) improving communication between and among state education departments and USOE. Each conference offered large group presentations by recognized dissemination authorities and small group discussions. Evaluation of the conferences indicated that objectives of the project were being met. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
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