ERIC Number: ED229388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying Policymaker Information Needs for the ERIC System. A Special Project Report.
A study was aimed at helping to define the information needs of persons who are directly involved in developing education policy at local and state levels. Five organizations interviewed for this project were: Education Commission of the States (Denver, Colorado); National Association of State Boards of Education (Washington, District of Columbia); National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, Colorado); National Congress of Parents and Teachers (Chicago, Illinois); and National School Boards Association (Washington, District of Columbia). Section I, the introduction, discusses: (1) ERIC Mission and Objectives; (2) The Role of ERIC Clearinghouses; (3) Purposes of the Project; and (4) Organization of the Project Report. Section II describes the study design, and section III details the findings. The first part of this third section presents a composite of the issues and issue areas identified as organization priorities. The second part deals with tracking mechanisms currently in place or those under consideration for future implementation in the organizations. The third part gives a capsule description of products the organizations are employing in their attempts to respond to issue-based information needs. Included in this part is an "Issues Management Profile" for each organization. The section's fourth part presents ideas about response forms and format to important issue-related information needs to consider in further information services development. Section IV, "Suggested Next Steps," lists eight possible future ERIC projects. (JMK)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Services, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Systems Approach, Systems Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.