ERIC Number: ED021802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-26
Reference Count: 0
Institute for Training Local District Research Workers. Final Report.
Kimbrough, Ralph B.
An 8-week summer institute designed to train 26 public school persons as research workers for their local school districts was conducted at the University of Florida in 1966. A year-long followup consisted of 1 two-day and 4 one-day seminars to discuss and evaluate progress on research under way. Institute courses included: (1) research techniques and methodology, (2) data processing and computer operation, (3) research design, and (4) research evaluation. One of the program's major strengths was the high level of morale noted among both students and staff; the rapport which developed not only facilitated individual research, but initiated a continuing cooperation between the University and the county school systems. Weaknesses of the program resulted from late notification of funding which handicapped selection of a homogeneous group of trainees. The staff considers the program successful. It recommends, however, that future institutes reduce the emphasis on statistics and computer language and increase the emphasis on practical application of research. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Florida; University of Florida