ERIC Number: ED158701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Synthesis of Findings Across Five Recent Studies of Educational Dissemination and Change. Executive Summary (Management version) (Policy version).
Emrick, John A.; Peterson, Susan M.
Five recent large-scale investigations of educational dissemination and change in American schools are reviewed, consolidated, and synthesized to derive a set of conclusions regarding the current state of knowledge for policy makers, program administrators, and researchers. The material is presented as an executive summary in similar management and policy versions. Two key conclusions drawn from this synthesis are that some form of personal intermediary or linkage is essential to the dissemination process, and that a relatively comprehensive yet flexible external support system is needed to provide crucial materials and in-person utilization assistance. Implications are derived from these conclusions for dissemination-related policy, administration/management, and research and evaluation. Guidelines provided for an effective dissemination/utilization program are based on components of successful approaches to dissemination and change identified in reviewing the five studies. (Author/CMV)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, National Surveys, State of the Art Reviews, Synthesis
Educational Dissemination System Support Program, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom, San Francisco, California 94103 ($2.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Pages 1-9 of the Policy Version are omitted as they are identical to the same pages in the Management Version