ERIC Number: ED229486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Linkage in a New Key: The DTA Experience. Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools.
Miles, Matthew B.
This paper elaborates on the concept of "linkage"--the utilization of educational research information--as implemented by the Documentation and Technical Assistance (DTA) Project, a program designed to enhance the problem solving capacity of urban schools. The paper begins with an overview of the DTA project and discusses the educational knowledge base being used for the linkkage between research and practice. A brief chronology of DTA's linkage work and a discussion of the barriers and aids encountered in attempts to apply existing knowledge to problem solving are then provided. This is followed by a detailed exploration of 14 specific linkage experiments. Activities described fall into three areas: knowledge transformation; media supported, direct knowledge transfer; and interpersonal linkage relationships. The paper concludes with several questions meant to stimulate further experiments in linking research to educational practice. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.