ERIC Number: ED192793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Agent's Tool Kit. Part One: The Linking Agent: An Overview. Consortium Report Series.
Crandall, David P.
The first part of a 3-part guide developed as a resource for people involved in the selection and implementation of new programs in school settings, this overview describes a wide range of linking agent roles and skills, and discusses training and support mechanisms for linking agents. Chapters address (1) the assumptions underlying the overview, (2) major perspectives on the current practice of linking agentry, (3) the nature of the resource systems and the common sources and attributes of the innovations that are typically the nucleus of program improvement efforts, (4) the client system as a complex social system and as an organization subject to a multitude of influences, (5) the host agency responsible for supporting the needs of the linkers it houses, (6) the attributes and skill clusters associated with the multiple roles of the linking agent, and (7) systematic problem-solving as a means of focusing future efforts. References are provided. (FM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Consortia, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Linking Agents, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Schools, Research Utilization, Skills
The NETWORK, Inc., 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 (Parts 1, 2, and 3, $35.00/set).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.