ERIC Number: ED021803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
A Special Training Project for Selected Educational Research Workers in Maryland Public Education Agencies (September 15, 1966 to January 26, 1967). Final Report.
McKay, Richard K.
Twenty-six Maryland public school administrators and state education department personnel, who had current or expected responsibilities for some aspect of educational research, completed a training program designed to upgrade their research competency. The instruction, conducted through the University of Maryland Bureau of Educational Research and Field Services, comprised 16 three-hour sessions of lectures, seminars, and practicums held once a week from September through January 1967. Stress was in content areas of educational research: (1) problem identification, (2) proposal development, techniques, and design, and (3) statistical tools for evaluation. One especially successful aspect of the program was the opportunity for participants to prepare proposals for research projects which were subsequently submitted for group analysis. Another worthwhile outcome was the working relationships established among members of the state education department, the local school systems, and the University of Maryland staff, who can continue to serve as a source of consultative and technical advice. Trainees agreed to continue the program through a follow-up seminar to meet monthly from September through June; it will aid participants in keeping abreast of research developments through discussion, field visits, and other activities. Publicity materials are appended to this report. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Research and Development.