ERIC Number: ED207604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
PROJECT DAIRE (Delaware Application of Information and Research in Education). Final Report. FY 76-80. Revised.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
The history and ongoing activities of Project DAIRE, a capacity-building effort undertaken by the Delaware State Department of Public Instruction to coordinate educational information and manpower resources through a central information service and to provide linking agents to facilitate the use of information in effecting school improvements, is comprehensively outlined. The process of institutionalization, which saw the merger of the Information Search and Retrieval Unit (ISRU), the Department of Public Instruction Library, and the office of the National Diffusion Network State Facilitator as the Delaware Dissemination Network (DDN), is detailed. Also described are the role of the Delaware Educational Assessment program in establishing links with the educational community, the functions of the DDN, and the development of the Delaware Educational Improvement Model. A table summarizes the achievements of the project between FY1976 and FY1980. Equity of access to information by school districts throughout the state is briefly discussed, and the measurable impact and benefits of the project are delineated. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.