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ERIC Number: ED176401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Case for Internal Linkage: Functional Intergration Within the Organization.
Hayman, John
This paper discusses the increasing attention given recently to change theory and knowledge utilization in education and to the development of dissemination mechanisms in educational systems. Also discussed are the concept of "linkage," a process of connecting users with resources in an efficacious way, and the role of linkage agent, a person who helps to bring this about. The paper argues that internal linkage agents are more effective in educational systems than external agents, and it attempts to clarify the theoretical and the operational meaning of the term "linkage" as it is being used in educational dissemination and diffusion activities. The paper concludes that knowledge utilization is more than a matter of convenience or desirability. It is a critical matter that relates directly to an organization's survival and its ability to achieve its goals. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)