ERIC Number: ED378244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
"Whose Knowledge Is It?: Involving Teachers in the Generating and Using of Information on Educational Innovations." Working Paper.
Campbell, Patricia B.
This is the second of four working papers on dissemination policies, commissioned in 1993 by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It is intended to stimulate discussion and the exchange of insights on the government's role in empowering educators to contribute to the evaluation of innovations they use to improve education. Traditionally, information has been shared in education through feedback to the teacher, and the useful information teachers can provide about the implementation and impact of innovations has often been ignored. This report describes and analyzes key types of strategies as well as technical and psychological issues in establishing strategies to develop a systematic national education dissemination system. In addition, several consumer evaluation options are presented. The growth of electronic networks has the potential to make a model of two-way communication and information-sharing possible. While the technical challenges of setting up such a system are not great, the societal and psychological challenges of regarding the teacher, student, and policy maker as a customer are large. A possible model of an information feedback system and the types of information it could collect are presented. An appendix contains some key contacts. (Contains 36 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Data Collection, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Knowledge Level, National Programs, Program Implementation, Psychological Patterns, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Campbell-Kibler Associates, Groton, MA.