ERIC Number: ED174242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Educational Knowledge Production, Dissemination, and Utilization: A Conceptual Framework.
Hood, Paul D.
This report describes the conceptual framework of a study examining the feasibility of developing, on a nationwide basis, a system of statistical indicators of educational knowledge outputs, dissemination structures, and knowledge utilization settings and outcomes, along with their contextual indicators. Using the notion of social indicators to measure educational knowledge production and utilization, a model of a functional system of indicators consisting of four major components was developed: (1) production output indicators reflect the extent and ways in which the educational knowledge production community organizes and transforms knowledge in all its forms; (2) dissemination structure indicators display how resources are allocated across educational sectors and geographic areas; (3) utilization indicators provide information regarding request and usage rates by geographic or educational sectors for types of institutional and individual consumers of educational knowledge, products, and services; and (4) contextual indicators may be used to predict or explain the patterning of other types of indicators using demographic and geographic data. These indicators are examined in terms of major dimensions that may prove useful in a conceptual mapping of the indicator domain, and then in terms of implications of this dimensional mapping for the selection or development of indicators. (Author/CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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.