ERIC Number: ED227313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Summary and Implications of Dissemination and Utilization Activities: A Five-Year Report.
Moser, Alta G.
This report provides a summary of the number and types of interactions with vocational education across the nation known to have resulted from dissemination strategies implemented during a 5-year period under the Dissemination and Utilization Function of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. Discussed in the report are the approaches taken in performing the tasks and activities (dissemination, conferences, meetings, selection and development of products, and product dissemination), accomplishments, immediate outcomes, and recommendations. Summaries of the activities include information on the number of interactions according to the type of agency, theme or focus, intended purpose of the activity, level of education that benefited, and the states involved. Field event summaries also include information on the type of audience and number of participants. Product distribution is summarized by product and by type of product. The system used to record the data is also described and discussed. Recommendations for future dissemination activities are based on implications drawn from the data analyses and from the perceptions and insights gained through staff experience. (Findings include the following: (1) the 7,018 interactions recorded for the 5-year period account for linkages on substantive activities such as planning, collaborating, conducting field events, and disseminating products; (2) in addition, numerous contacts were made that were not counted as interactions; these included a mass mailing to 14,112 persons of the newsletter, "MEMO," with 27,356 participants in field events and through mass mailing of 6,500 invitations to conferences. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.