ERIC Number: ED229839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Dissemination. Monograph Number 1.
Loucks, Susan F.
This guidebook identifies the tasks in disseminating new programs and provides profiles for judging their progress. The process of presenting a program to new users is divided into seven tasks: creating awareness of the project, establishing commitment among the users, providing materials, training personnel, planning to meet users' individual needs, solving problems, and monitoring and evaluating the progress of the program. The process further involves determining the influence of the program on the users' behaviors, finding the influence on target populations, and evaluating the whole project. Expanding on the task of planning to meet users' needs, the author offers three planning profiles that monitor how well users are accepting innovations introduced by the model program, users putting the new program into practice, and, in a comprehensive practice profile, to what extent and how accurately the intended model program is being used. The last section describes the vision, leadership, commitment, and fidelity to the model that are needed in users in order successfully to adopt model programs. (JW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Levels of Use of the Innovation