ERIC Number: ED265670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Capacity Building Dissemination Project. Final Report.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Planning and Education.
The goals of the Arkansas Capacity Building Dissemination Project (Project AID--Arkansas Information Dissemination) were to (1) increase the use of information for decision-making in Arkansas, (2) increase implementation of beneficial programs and practices in Arkansas schools, (3) develop a strong dissemination and communication staff at the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), and (4) coordinate and strengthen all ADE dissemination efforts. This final project report addresses each of these goals and gives an outline of project activities and accomplishments. After a brief introduction, the three major components and activities of the project are described: building resources, building linkages, and building coordination and leadership. A detailed comparison of ADE dissemination resources before 1980 and at the conclusion of Project AID is also included. The subsequent discussion covers institutionalization of Project AID, its approach to equity issues, its effect thus far, client responsiveness and satisfaction, significant learnings about dissemination, and the establishment of collaborative relationships. Extensive appendices include a variety of related brochures, information sheets, statistics, financial reports, an annotated bibliography on parental involvement, and an end of year report for 1984-85. (TE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reference Services, State Departments of Education, State Programs, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Planning and Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas