ERIC Number: ED141897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Linking Processes in Educational Improvement: Concepts & Applications.
Nash, Nicholas, Ed.; Culbertson, Jack, Ed.
This volume is designed to achieve several objectives--to produce for educational leaders an up-to-date synthesis on the role of linking agents and agencies in educational improvement activities and, in the process, to identify and discuss important knowledge utilization issues of interest to the research, development, and training communities; to address the immediate realities that internal and external linkers confront and to shed light on the kinds of organizational, human, and knowledge resources available to them; and to provide better bases for advancing linking through new plans and developments. The organization of this volume is intended to illuminate the role of those linking agents engaged in or providing support for improvement in local educational agencies, either internally or externally. The volume synthesizes key concepts and findings about change processes, uses of knowledge in change, the management of change, the functions of linking agencies in improvement activities, the attributes and skill clusters needed by external linking agents to function effectively, and a national training system for both internal and external linkers. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption (Ideas), Bibliographies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Institutional Cooperation, Linking Agents, Organizational Change, Organizations (Groups), Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Professional Training, Research Utilization, School Districts, Skills
The University Council for Educational Administration, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($7.50, plus $1.25 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Note: For individual chapters of this document, see EA 009 710-715; Some tables and references may reproduce poorly due to small type size