ERIC Number: ED189707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania School Improvement Program. A Case Study of Two Linkage Agents.
Stank, Peggy L.
The Pennsylvania School Improvement Program (PSIP) was created to assist local schools and school districts in the development of curriculum improvement strategies. The process involves the use of "linkers," curriculum specialists who work with teams from the local level to ascertain needs, then connect the local teams with the research and development agencies that can provide information and resources to help meet those needs. This document discusses the competencies and attributes necessary in linkers, then describes the professional histories and characteristics of two unidentified, typical linkers in the PSIP program. The linker role is characterized by marginality, variability, and segmentation, all qualities that allow the linker to fulfill the many responsibilities that make the linker the key to the success of the PSIP. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Office of Research, Planning and Data Management.