ERIC Number: ED470927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The NSF Implementation and Dissemination Centers: An Analytic Framework.
St. John, Mark; Heenan, Barbara; Houghton, Nina; Tambe, Pam
This report examines the first generation of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Implementation and Dissemination Centers. It portrays the experiences of and captures the lessons learned in such a way that it informs the design of future centers. Ideas drawn from the discussions that took place at a conference held in Annapolis, Maryland in June 2001 are presented. Analytical in its perspective, this report discusses the key dimensions along which center design decisions must be made and defines the goals and the work of the centers. An analysis of the trade-offs that exist for different decisions within each of the key design dimensions is presented. An attached appendix contains three design scenarios that bring together sets of design decisions and offer alternative ways to construct future centers. Overarching thoughts on the importance of the centers and the role that they can play in promoting mathematics and science education are discussed. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Role, Mathematics Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inverness Research Associates, CA.