ERIC Number: ED141899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Linking Agents and the Sources and Uses of Knowledge.
Some of the major underlying assumptions of this paper are that there are differing types of knowledge users; that they make differing uses of knowledge; that if the linkage agent concept is to be understood and defined within education as a macro-system, the uses of knowledge and the conditions affecting knowledge utilization need clarification. Toward this end, five major uses and ten sub-uses of knowledge have been set forth, as have been some of the conditions affecting knowledge use. The major and their sub-uses are to create new knowledge--conclusion research and policy research; to develop new syntheses--concept-oriented syntheses and practice-related synthesis; to attain new developments--product development and idea development; to achieve new or improved practice--improved policies and programs, and newly instituted policies or programs; and to improve training programs--in-service programs and pre-service programs. This chapter is written largely from the perspective of educational administration. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Bibliographies, Change Agents, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Linking Agents, Professional Education, Professional Training, Research Utilization
Not available separately; See EA 009 709
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Note: Chapter 2 of EA 009 709; For related documents, see EA 009 709-715