ERIC Number: ED318396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building Capacity for Improvement of Educational Practice: An Evaluation of NIE's State Dissemination Grants Program. Final Report. Volume I.
Royster, Eugene C.; And Others
This report is the final evaluation of the State Dissemination Grants Program (SDGP), a major initiative within the mission of the National Institute of Education (NIE) to assist state education agencies in implementing, strengthening, and institutionalizing dissemination services that improve educational practice and equity. The multi-year evaluation was undertaken to determine whether dissemination capacity was being built and to identify factors affecting the building of capacity. Individual chapters describe the history and development of the SDGP; outline the study approach; provide cross-case analyses of five capacity building states; present generic descriptions of state dissemination systems; and review NIE's management of the program. A summary of findings notes that dissemination capacity was being built, and factors affecting the building of capacity are delineated as state factors, program design and management factors, and other structural factors. Policy implications and recommendations are also discussed. (15 figures and 10 tables) (NRP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.