ERIC Number: ED235839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination Management Project. Final Report.
Martin, Patrick; Pierce, William F.
A project was conducted to assist chief state school officers by assessing the effectiveness of government programs involving the dissemination of new knowledge in the field of education. Project results showed that dissemination programs developed by the National Institute of Education (NIE) and other federal departments substantially increased the ability of state officials to assist local school districts to improve. Recommendations based on survey results from 50 states and 6 territories, as well as other major dissemination studies include: (1) the State Dissemination Leadership Project, ERIC, the R&D Exchange, and the National Diffusion Network should be continued; (2) special purpose grants for completing key dissemination functions in state education authorities (SEAs) should be made available; (3) NIE should continue to fund major programs to help state staff understand the processes of change; and (4) the Education Department should create an internal Dissemination Policy Council to coordinate the development of rules and regulations for dissemination/school improvement activities. This report describes project goals, events, accomplishments, and conclusions. Extensive appendices include a briefing book given to persons attending the formal presentation of project recommendations to the NIE director with survey results, project descriptions, and other material provided; a report on an Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) review of dissemination in southeastern states; and additional related documents. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, National Programs, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.