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ERIC Number: ED011405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul-19
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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THE IMPENDING RESEARCH EXPLOSION AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE.
GUBA, EGON G.
THE RAPID EXPANSION OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH HAS BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY THE FEELING THAT A CONNECTIVE LINK MUST BE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE AREAS OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE. THE INCREASED AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH FUNDS NECESSITATES REFORMULATION AND CONCEPTUALIZATION OF SUITABLE MECHANISMS AND AGENCIES CAPABLE OF BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER AND PRACTITIONER. TO FILL THIS NEED, A TAXONOMY IS FORMULATED FOR A CHANGE CONTINUUM FROM RESEARCH TO ACTION. RESEARCH, THE FIRST ACTIVITY, ADVANCES KNOWLEDGE BY A CRITERION OF VALIDITY. THE SECOND ACTIVITY, DEVELOPMENT, FORMULATES A SOLUTION TO AN ACTION PROBLEM AND RENDERS THE FORMULATED SOLUTION INTO AN ACCEPTABLE, ADAPTABLE FORM. DIFFUSION INFORMS THE PRACTITIONER OF THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE SUBACTIVITIES OF DISSEMINATION AND DEMONSTRATION. ADOPTION, THE FINAL STAGE, INCORPORATES AN INNOVATION INTO A FUNCTIONING SCHOOL SYSTEM. ADOPTION IS REALIZED THROUGH THE PROCESSES OF INSTALLATION (ADAPTING THE INNOVATION TO AN ADOPTING SCHOOL) AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION (REGULARIZING THE INNOVATION). IN ADDITION TO THE CONNECTIVE TAXONOMY, THE FACULTY OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HAS ESTABLISHED SPECIFIC AGENCIES (DIVISION OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION CENTER, PROJECT DISCOVERY) TO COPE WITH PROBLEMS OF THE RESEARCH-ACTION CONTINUUM. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE SUMMER LECTURE SERIES (KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, JULY 19, 1965). (GB)
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Identifiers: Ohio (Kent)