ERIC Number: ED207257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Knowledge Use and School Improvement. Linking R&D with Schools.
Louis, Karen Seashore; And Others
Using a framework that draws upon current organizational theory and assumptions about knowledge utilization and school improvement this report examines the process of change at the school level. The model developed attempts both to categorize the "strategies" employed by the Research and Development Utilization (RDU) program/projects and to examine the effects of naturally occurring variations within these strategies upon a variety of intended and unanticipated outcomes. The model also incorporates the assumption that local site characteristics condition and interact with any external interventions and local decision-making behaviors, and have, therefore, both a direct and indirect impact upon any observable improvements or changes. The volume concludes with a summary of the findings and their implications for educational change strategies. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Improvement of Practice Program.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.