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ERIC Number: ED409350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 15
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An Overview of OERI Efforts To Develop a System To Designate and Disseminate Promising and Exemplary Products, Programs and Practices.
Klein, Susan
The leadership role of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in developing a System of Expert Panels to identify and share promising and exemplary products, programs. and practices is discussed. The System of Expert Panels should enable the Federal government to help the public learn about replicable research and development (R&D) products and programs and to help funders and producers of R&D maximize their investments. Such a system should be more than a collection of individual expert panels. It should be led from the inside by a Federal Coordination Unit of experts from Department of Education offices. A middle circle then would connect the individual expert panels in a comprehensive array of topic areas. An outside circle then would represent the consumer-oriented dissemination and evaluation providers. This outer circle would be composed of existing dissemination and evaluation entities such as ERIC and the Regional Educational Laboratories. Principles that guide OERI's role in dissemination are: (1) the Federal role should be facilitative; (2) there should be a combined focus on evaluation and dissemination; (3) the System should help create a deliberate, effective, and continuous approach to finding gaps that merit R&D support; (4) national dissemination efforts should encourage selection and use of the best of educational R&D; (5) participants will increase their commitment to using research, development, and evaluation to improve education; and (6) the System of Expert Panels must adapt to face challenges such as finding financial support. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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