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ERIC Number: ED014125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 19
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THE PLACE OF RESEARCH IN PLANNED CHANGE. CHAPTER 5, CHANGE PROCESSES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
PELLEGRIN, ROLAND J.
THE NATURE, METHOD, AND TIMING OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE REQUIRE RELIABLE KNOWLEDGE WHICH CANNOT BE SUPPLIED BY APPEAL TO THE SUPERNATURAL, WORLDLY AUTHORITY, INTUITION, COMMON SENSE, OR PURE LOGIC. THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD WITH ITS GATHERING OF FACTS AND ANALYSIS BY INDUCTION IS A MORE RELIABLE BASIS FOR DECISIONMAKING. FEW TEACHERS UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF RESEARCH OR ITS RELATION TO SOUND EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, AND THE VALUE OF THEORY IS FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WITH MERE SPECULATION. MUCH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IS INFERIOR, REDUNDANT, AND UNSOPHISTICATED BOTH IN CONCEPT AND DESIGN, AND NEEDS TO MOVE FROM LEVELS OF RANDOM OBSERVATION AND SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATIONS OF BROAD FIELDS TO THE TESTING OF WELL-DEFINED BUT ISOLATED HYPOTHESES AND RESEARCH DIRECTED BY SYSTEMATIC AND INTEGRATED THEORY. THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT, "CHANGE PROCESSES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS," IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 97403, FOR $2.00. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)