ERIC Number: ED174243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Educational Knowledge Production, Dissemination, and Utilization: Exploratory Data Analyses.
Hood, Paul D.; Blackwell, Laird R.
This report describes and analyzes statistical indicators of educational knowledge production and dissemination capability, presenting data at both the state and regional levels of aggregation. Three factors underlie 12 statistical indicators: a document production and access factor, a human-based linkage and exemplary practices factor, and a state planning and capacity building factor. A score of selected demographic, economic, and educational measures are used as potential predictors of the knowledge production and dissemination indicators. Factor analysis of these measures produces seven "predictor" factors: (1) staff size and number of educational agencies; (2) educational expenditures; (3) relative expenditure effort; (4) population and institutional density; (5) population change; (6) Intermediate Service Agency (ISA) service level, and (7) Teacher Center (TC) service level. Multiple and canonical correlation analyses demonstrate that the size factor alone is a powerful predictor of all indicators that are based on counts. Hierarchical grouping analyses of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are made separately, and the state-level data are aggregated by the ten United States Office of Education (USOE) Regions, based first on production and dissemination indicators, and then on contextual predictors. (Author/CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; 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.