ERIC Number: ED197118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-28
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Research and Development Utilization Project. Project CEDISS. Final Report.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
The Michigan Research and Development Utilization (RDU) project set out to increase the appropiate use of the educational products of funded research and development by local school personnel. The project's approach used and fostered the improvement of existing organizational and communication networks rather than attempting to establish new channels or introduce new participants. (This approach was selected for the additional purpose of strengthening Michigan's career education planning districts in their efforts to establish career education programming.) Results of the project include the implementation of career education products in forty-six of Michigan's school districts and increased use of the project's problem-solving perspective. The four reports presented in this paper discuss the outcomes of the Michigan RDU project from four points of view: (1) observed effects across local schools of a state-initiated change process; (2) the expectations the individuals who played formal linkage roles had for themselves and their assessments of the levels of the skills they possessed and would need to carry out these roles; (3) the views of the school staffs in the forty-six school sites regarding the components of the Michigan RDU process; and (4) the observed effects of the RDU product implementation in school sites. An appendix lists the locations in Michigan where the best of the implemented products have been placed for further review and use by school people. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan