ERIC Number: ED021792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Planning Educational Experiments; Summer Institute Final Report (June 13-August 6, 1966).
Baker, Robert L.
The purpose of an 8-week summer training institute was to provide 25 competent professional school personnel the necessary methodological skills to initiate, conduct, and report experiments on school learning and instruction. All trainees held administrative posts with responsibilities for curriculum research and development and/or instruction. A supervised laboratory program was built around these courses: Experimental Analysis of Instruction and Learning, Principles and Procedures for Experimentation Under School Conditions, and Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis. Laboratory activities included designing experiments, writing proposals, writing instructional specifications, and performing exercises in statistical techniques. Group consultations, guest lectures, and individual study supplemented the lecture-laboratory format. The institute was considered generally successful in that trainees exhibited ability to perform respectable experimentation under natural school conditions. Each had at least one proposal ready to work on, and posttest results indicated that varying levels of achievement were parallel to the heterogeneity in professional preparation and background. Appended are the institute schedule; participant evaluation scales and summaries of questionnaire results; samples of course materials and final course quizzes; and information about the participants. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Classroom Learning Lab.
Identifiers: Arizona State University