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ERIC Number: ED012269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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RESEARCH INFORMATION--NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL NEEDS, ROLES AND SERVICES AS VIEWED BY KENTUCKY LOCAL SYSTEM DISTRICT PERSONNEL.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
TO GATHER INFORMATION ON HOW BEST TO CUT THE TIME LAG BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE, THIS STUDY QUERIED KENTUCKY'S 200 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON FIVE GENERAL QUESTIONS--(1) IN WHAT TOPICAL AREAS DO PRACTICING EDUCATORS HAVE THE GREATEST NEED FOR RESEARCH INFORMATION, (2) WHAT CURRENT SOURCES OF INFORMATION ARE MOST WIDELY USED BY EDUCATORS IN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, (3) WHAT ARE THE RELATIVE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF DIFFERING SOURCES OF INFORMATION NOW USED BY EDUCATORS, (4) WHAT EFFORTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL WOULD BE MOST USEFUL IN MAKING RESEARCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN MEANINGFUL FORM TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, AND (5) WHAT EFFORTS WOULD BE MOST USEFUL AT THE STATE LEVEL. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY MEANS OF AN OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONNAIRE TO WHICH 51 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS RESPONDED. AMONG THE MAJOR FINDINGS WERE--(1) RESEARCH INFORMATION IS MOST URGENTLY NEEDED IN THE AREAS OF INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM, (2) PUBLICATIONS, SUCH AS THOSE OF NEA, KEA, USOE, AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT, ARE THE MOST WIDELY USED SOURCES OF INFORMATION, (3) SOURCES ARE ABUNDANT, BUT MANY EDUCATORS LACK CONFIDENCE IN THEM, FEELING THEY ARE APPLICABLE TO THEIR PARTICULAR PROBLEMS, (4) NATIONALLY, THERE IS A NEED FOR MORE INFORMATION DISSEMINATION AGENCIES AND FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MORE READABLE SUMMARIES AND ABSTRACTS, AND (5) THE STATE SHOULD COLLECT AND SUMMARIZE STATE LEVEL INFORMATION AND PROVIDE IT TO LOCAL DISTRICTS. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Frankfort)