ERIC Number: ED217536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of SET: Research Information for Teachers.
Owen, John M.; Hall, Kevin C.
This interim report analyzes the dissemination and impact of "SET: Research Information for Teachers," a package of articles presenting educational research findings in a journalistic style for distribution to Australian and New Zealand schools and teachers. The report consists of four sections. The first section reviews recent literature on knowledge creation, diffusion, and utilization, including research materials selection, user needs, and factors affecting utilization. In the second section the authors present aggregate data on SET's adoption in Australia, especially in the state of Victoria. The third section summarizes the authors' conclusions from case studies of SET diffusion and adoption in 13 Victoria schools. The last section reports on teacher reactions to SET; 122 teachers in six group sessions examined SET materials and answered a questionnaire on SET's format, presentation, and contents. The authors conclude that SET has so far been successful but that most schools lack mechanisms for disseminating such materials to their teachers. Three appendices describe the 13 case study locations and present one case study and a copy of the teacher questionnaire. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Melbourne State Coll. (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Australia