ERIC Number: ED188314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Linking R&D with Schools: An Interim Report.
Louis, Karen Seashore; And Others
This report presents a description of findings from a study of the Research and Development Utilization Program (RDU), which emphasizes a research-based approach to local school improvement. The major objectives of the report are to describe the similarities and differences that exist among the seven projects or schools of the RDU program, to examine the first steps taken by the schools as they develop new school improvement strategies, and to describe the role of the external linking agents. Data collection activities included site visits to 42 schools and detailed interviews with project participants. The findings indicated that schools participating in the program are engaging in more systematic needs assessment than they did prior to involvement in the program. Also, services of the linking agents are valued by the participating schools. Finally, most participating RDU projects are looking for ways to maintain their functioning now that federal funding has ended. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: Part of The Study of the R & D Utilization Program.