ERIC Number: ED165764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role, Purpose and Program of the Unit for Dissemination: A Position Paper. Revised.
Sims, E. Norman
To alleviate the time lag between the conception and the implementation of educational innovation, the Unit for Dissemination has been formed by the Kentucky Department of Education. Within the goals of fostering awareness and interest in innovation and of spreading innovation from field test to ultimate user, the Unit has defined objectives which include providing communication links, supporting services, technical services, and the coordination of dissemination efforts. In addition to promoting research and development in dissemination and diffusion, the Unit will organize and maintain a program of awareness on both the state and local level for innovative programs that will impact on local school districts. These efforts are seen as critical as the present disproportionate research-to-dissemination funding ratio results in a low-effectiveness as well as an approximately 20-year delay in the implementation of research results. (JVP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Communication Services.