ERIC Number: ED240719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Configuration of Federal and State Dissemination Activities. A Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement. People, Policies, and Practices: Examining the Chain of School Improvement, Volume VII.
Cox, Pat L.; And Others
The seventh volume of a 10-volume report, this document discusses the findings of the study's state component, especially as the activities of the states relate to and are influenced by federal dissemination programs. An analysis of the dissemination and school improvement activities in 10 states revealed 2 distinct orientations. Some states were "maintenance" oriented, maintaining a separation between the dissemination activities of the various categorical federal programs and initiating no statewide effort or project for improvement. Other states had a "development" orientation, coordinating federal support in such a way that local education agencies were required or encouraged to mount efforts to improve their functioning and/or their instructional processes. The volume analyzes the antecedents, characteristics, and accomplishments of both kinds of orientations and draws implications for federal and state policy. (TE)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Information Dissemination, Models, Organizational Climate, Organizational Theories, Politics of Education, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning
Publications, The NETWORK, Inc., 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($15.00; 10-volume set of entire study, $150.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Data Analysis and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.