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ERIC Number: ED012505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 104
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, THE UNITED STATES.
GUBA, EGON G.; AND OTHERS
FIVE MAJOR TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONAL SETTINGS FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ARE IDENTIFIED BY S.D. SIEBER--(1) UNIVERSITY BASED, (2) REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LABORATORIES, (3) STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, (4) LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND (5) PRIVATE TESTING AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS. FOUR PROBLEM AREAS RELATED TO EACH SETTING ARE DEALT WITH BY N.L. GAGE--(1) THE EXTENT TO WHICH RESEARCHERS ARE FREE TO INITIATE RESEARCH RATHER THAN TO CONFORM TO AN ORGANIZED PROGRAM OF RESEARCH, (2) THE BALANCE BETWEEN PURE AND APPLIED RESEARCH, (3) THE RELATIONSHIP OF RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS TO UNIVERSITIES, AND (4) THE EXTENT TO WHICH INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CAN BE CARRIED OUT. THE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS IN THE UNIVERSITIES IS DESCRIBED BY J.E. HOPKINS. T.D. CLEMENS DISCUSSES FUTURE RESEARCH DISSEMINATION BY A GROUP OF MUTUALLY SUPPORTING, RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEMS GROWING OUT OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC RESOURCES. THE PROBLEM OF CONVERTING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE AND INNOVATION IS APPROACHED BY H.M. BRICKELL. CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IS CHARACTERIZED BY E.G. GUBA AND J.J. HORVAT AS A PART-TIME PURSUIT WHICH IS LOOSELY ORGANIZED, UNIVERSITY BASED, INDIVIDUALLY DIRECTED, THEORY ORIENTED, COMMITTED TO EXPERIMENTATION, CONDUCTED BY PERSONS TRAINED IN A PSYCHOSTATISTICAL TRADITION, FEDERALLY FUNDED, UNDERSTAFFED, AND UNDERFUNDED. OTHER PROBLEMS OF CONCERN INCLUDE LACK OF RESEARCH UTILIZATION BY PRACTITIONERS, INADEQUATE RESEARCHER-PRACTITIONER LINKAGE MECHANISMS, INADEQUATE TRAINING OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERS, AND SHORTAGE OF TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR CARRYING OUT IMPROVEMENT. POSSIBLE CORRECTIONS FOR THE ABOVE CONDITIONS INCLUDE THE REDESIGNING OF EXISTING RESEARCH STRUCTURES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW RESEARCH STRUCTURES TO COMPLEMENT EXISTING STRUCTURES, AND THE BUILDING OF LINKAGE MECHANISMS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL CHANGE (UNESCO INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION, HAMBURG, GERMANY, JULY 19-22, 1967). (GB)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. for the Study of Educational Change, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: GERMANY; UNESCO; UNITED STATES; West Germany (Hamburg)