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ERIC Number: ED168467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Nature and Implications of a Resource Network as a Support System for Linking Agents.
Reisinger, Carol
A resource network can serve as a strategy for personnel-multiplying by performing many activities and functions that the linking agent would otherwise have to perform; e.g., such a network can provide an organized method for identifying and collecting resources, as well surveying the kinds of resources available. The Illinois Resource and Dissemination Network in the Illinois Office of Education has developed a general survey form to collect information on locally developed programs, federal programs, educational community projects, research, information housing sites, and human resources. The network utilizes consultants to build resource information files and coordinates and formats information and resources. Information must be transformed into user oriented material, and network staff provide a system for collecting and coordinating data in usable form for the linking agent. The information network also serves as a foundation for professional development. Organizational structure and staff roles reflect the functions of the network. The Illinois Office of Education Resource Identification Survey questionnaires and a narrative description of the Illinois Resources File (IRF) and Human Resources File (HRF) are appended. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, April 1978)