ERIC Number: ED202831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Second Look at Alternative Projections of Resource Requirements for Teacher Corps Information Sharing and Dissemination.
Eckenrod, James S.
Resources necessary to maintain a valid information dissemination system for the Teacher Corps are identified in this report. Emphasis is placed upon practical cost-effective mechanisms that may be employed in extending educational improvements developed by the Corps. Previous studies have indicated that most Teacher Corps projects will need specialized technical assistance and external support if they are to carry out even minimally effective outreach programs. It is pointed out that, while most members of the Corps regard themselves as educators and not "disseminators", it is critically important that school improvement programs be extended beyond local project activities. It is suggested that the Teacher Corps employ direct measures to reward dissemination activity and that the Corps provide training and technical assistance to projects to build their capabilities for outreach. Seven specific recommendations are made for improving the information dissemination processes, and the means of implementing and funding them are discussed. Statistical data on Corps projects are included in the appendices. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.