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ERIC Number: ED240720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Infrastructure of Innovation: The Case of the National Diffusion Network. A Study of Dissemination Efforts Supporting School Improvement. People, Policies, and Practices: Examining the Chain of School Improvement, Volume VIII.
Taylor, James A.
The eighth volume of a 10-volume report, this document focuses exclusively on the National Diffusion Network, examining how the program functions as a service delivery system. The central organizational aspects and practices of the National Diffusion Network are explored within the context of its transformation from a set of independent contractors serving federal policy goals to an enterprising grassroots organization far less dependent on federal leaders for direction and control. Findings from a survey mailed to all funded full-time participants in the National Diffusion Network--including developer/demonstrators, state facilitators, technical assistance contractors, and federal employees--are presented and analyzed. These provide the basis for a concluding discussion of implications for implementation policy. (TE)
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
Language: English
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.