ERIC Number: ED251978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Effective Technical Assistance in Educational Settings. Part I: A Research Synthesis. Research Summary Report.
A two-part report, sponsored by the Northwest Regional Exchange, focuses on the role of technical assistance in educational settings. This document, part I of the report, presents an overview of major research and literature findings, including the extant knowledge base and the state of the art in technical assistance. The introduction discusses the relationships among technical assistance, communication, and the phenomenology of change. The main body of the document describes aspects of technical assistance. Topics include (1) a definition of technical assistance and the role of the consultant, (2) the goals of technical assistance, (3) the consultant as change agent, (4) the role of the broker in technical assistance, (5) the role of the funding agency, (6) a historical perspective, (7) ad hoc consultation, and (8) new organizational designs. A summary follows, suggesting that success in technical assistance systems requires efforts in three major categories: comprehensive evaluation, appropriate preparation of consultants, and a variety of systems for diverse educational settings. A four-page bibliography is included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.