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ERIC Number: ED011055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND THE LIBERAL ARTS.
BROWN, LEIBA
THE EXTENT OF CONTACT BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS AND THEIR COLLEAGUES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS WAS INVESTIGATED TO LOCATE THOSE ORGANIZATIONAL CONDITIONS IN UNIVERSITIES WHICH WOULD PROMOTE THE EXCHANGE OF THE INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES OF BOTH GROUPS. THE DESIGN OF THE STUDY INCLUDED SURVEYING THE CONTACTS WHICH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS HAVE WITH THE LIBERAL ARTS, IDENTIFYING THE SOCIAL STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS WHICH FOSTER INTEGRATION OF BOTH GROUPS, AND LOCATING THOSE CONDITIONS WHICH SERVE TO WIDEN THE GAP BETWEEN THEM. SUCH AREAS AS HISTORICAL FACTORS, THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY POWER STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS, CAREER LINES, ROLE OF THE FUNDING AGENCIES, AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF DIFFERENT DEGREES OF INTEGRATION OF THE TWO GROUPS WERE STUDIED. WHILE FINAL CONCLUSIONS AWAITED FURTHER DATA, THE EXISTING DATA SUGGESTED THAT CONTACTS BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS AND THE LIBERAL ARTS WERE NOT FULLY INSTITUTIONALIZED WHERE THEY DID EXIST. A PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATION WAS THAT BRINGING LIBERAL-ARTS-TRAINED RESEARCHERS INTO SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION SHOULD BE SUPPLEMENTED BY ENCOURAGING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS TO AFFILIATE DIRECTLY WITH PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.
Identifiers: New York (New York)