ERIC Number: ED273013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reflections on the Experience of Educational Linking Agents. Consortium Report Series.
Harris, Richard C., Ed.
The experiences and observations of five linking agents and three agency supervisors working for six agencies on a shared project are presented in this report. The linking agents served from three to six schools each as the schools participated in a 3-year project sponsored by the National Institute of Education to encourage local school collaboration in educational innovations using the results of research. This report consists of an introduction by the project director, Richard C. Harris, describing the Research and Development Utilization Program and The Network's role as one of seven project contractors; seven papers discussing the project and the linking agents' part in it; and an appendix presenting the essential activities of linking agents as agreed to by the different agencies providing agents for the project. The papers and their authors are as follows: "Site Selection: A Review of the Process Used in Washington," by Beverly Vifian; "Training: Testing Assumptions about Trainers and Trainees," by Lana Rahn; "Beyond Decision Making: Helping Schools during Implementation," by Leslie F. Hergert; "Disengagement," by Nancy Dannenberg and Margaret Robinson; "On-the-Job Learning, Training, and Support for Linking Agents in the Consortium Project," by Carol Johnson and Diane Lassman; "The Consortium in Action: Some Perspectives," by Harry W. Osgood; and "Esoterica Disseminationem: Looking for Patterns in the Linking Agent's Role," by Richard C. Harris. The first four papers deal with the role of the linking agent at different stages in the project process, and the remaining three consider the context in which the linking agent works. (PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Linking Agents, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Note: For other Consortium Report Series documents, see ED 181 021 and ED 192 792-795.