ERIC Number: ED021798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-22
Reference Count: 0
Special Institute for Training Research Utilization Specialists for Local High School Systems (June 13 to August 5, 1966). Final Report.
Russell, Ivan L.
An 8-week summer institute was conducted at the University of Kentucky in 1966 to train 24 public school teachers and administrators as research utilization specialists at the county agent level. Utilized in the program were classes, field trips, and research consultation in 5 subject areas: statistics, measurement, experimental design, evaluation of research, and research writing. Rapport which developed quickly among all participants aided in overcoming several organizational difficulties resulting from late approval of the institute proposal. Generally, the group developed a remarkable degree of capability in educational research as a result of the program and their individual efforts. Analysis of questionnaire evaluations from participants and staff indicates that the institute was successful while some suggestions are offered for future programs: (1) more time should be given to conceptualizing research problems and analyzing them, less time given to statistics early in the program, and (2) more time should be given to discussing research met"ods and experimental design, less time devoted to statistical laboratory. About one half of this report consists of the evaluation questionnaires, statistical tables recording questionnaire results, outlines of course content, and information letters and application forms used to organize the institute. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington.
Identifiers: Kentucky; University of Kentucky