ERIC Number: ED209228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination Special Purpose Project. Final Report.
Cooper, Mildred P.
A year-long project was initiated to establish an efficient information dissemination network for the District of Columbia public school system. The project's major objectives were: (1) to establish a systemwide task force; (2) to analyze existing dissemination activities; (3) to undertake staff development activities for task force members; and (4) to design a comprehensive dissemination program. A task force was assembled, consisting of persons who had major responsibilities for some aspect of information dissemination in the public school system. A subcommittee was formed to evaluate the fragmented and diverse dissemination activities already in existence. This Dissemination Status Subcommittee consulted experts in the dissemination field and arranged for members of the task force and project staff to observe dissemination projects in other states and to attend meetings about the use of dissemination. Identification was made of major target populations within the school system towards whom current information was directed. The Staff Development Subcommittee advised the task force on short and long term strategies for coordinating and developing improved information resources, linkages, and leadership in dissemination activities. The task force received input from the principal heads of the central administration's divisions and offices. To assess the needs of the total target population, a questionnaire was sent to classroom teachers, support staff, school principals, and local, regional, and central school administrators. A proposal was submitted in l979 to the National Institute of Education seeking funding for the implementation of the dissemination model that the task force developed. Appended to this report is the survey questionnaire, an abstract of the dissemination proposal, a resource flow chart, and the dissemination model. (JD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Program Development, Research Utilization, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.