ERIC Number: ED181873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Networks for Innovation and Problem Solving and Their Use For Improving Education: A Comparative Overview.
Parker, L. Allen
Intended for immediate use by researchers and practitioners exploring or developing networks for innovation and problem solving, this paper synthesizes the findings and ideas gained from writing 15 case histories of networks and major subnetworks, and interviewing leading participants in 12 additional networks; most of the networks are devoted to improving education. The paper begins with a discussion of the ingredients essential to networks for innovation and problem solving, presents in the second section other network characteristics and their variations, and concludes by portraying a pattern of change which appears common, but not inevitable, among networks. Appendices provide (1) a case history of the Federation for Unified Science Education, (2) a description of three computerized networks, (3) a bibliography of related literature, (4) a list of the network case histories written, and (5) a list of the networking practitioners interviewed. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group. Network Development Div.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Network Development Staff, School Capacity for Problem Solving Group, National Institute of Education (Washington, DC, March 16-17, 1977); For related documents, see IR 007 659, IR 007 663-665, IR 007 671, IR 007 689 and IR 007 691