ERIC Number: ED265671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Dissemination Capacity Building Project. Final Report.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Career Ladder Div.
The purpose of the Tennessee Dissemination Capacity Building Project was to build an information acquisition, retrieval, and referral system. This system, known as Project Support, provided information models in order to foster a capacity for a comprehensive State Department of Education dissemination system. The dissemination system provided information to local school system personnel and department personnel in a usable format and within a time frame necessary for responding to immediate needs. The activities of the project and department have focused on providing technical assistance to practitioners in the use of information. The project has also used the teacher centers in the state as linkers. An advisory committee was also established to provide assistance in the implementation of the project. After an introductory overview of these activities, a detailed comparison is provided of dissemination activities in Tennessee before 1978 and at the conclusion of the grant. This is followed by a discussion of the institutionalization of dissemination activities, the approach to equity issues, and the effects of the project. Findings and recommendations derived from the dissemination project are then enumerated and discussed. A bibliography is included, and supporting materials are appended, along with a description of Tennessee's Career Ladder Program. (TE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Linking Agents, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reference Services, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Career Ladder Div.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee