ERIC Number: ED021820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct-28
Reference Count: 0
An Institute for Public School Researchers (June 20-July 22, 1966). Final Report.
Forsythe, R. A.
A 5-week intensive training institute was conducted for 13 public school administrators who have research responsibilities under Title I and Title III projects. The program focused on research methodology and design, statistical procedures, evaluation of research, and proposal writing. The general format was a lecture or presentation period followed by a laboratory session for immediate application or study of the materials presented in the earlier session. Some time in each session was devoted to discussions and to question-and-answer activities, and 3 field trips were made to nearby research centers. The ability of the University to provide immediate computer application aided the teaching program. Pre- and posttests, measuring understanding of research terms and concepts, indicated substantial achievement of institute objectives. Participant evaluations revealed that they got essentially what they had expected to get from the institute although they felt a greater length of time was needed to permit proper coverage of the proposed curriculum. A high level of participant motivation coupled with the enthusiasm and ability of the staff strengthened the program. Appended are publicity materials and 11 pages of written evaluations by the staff and 6 participants. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act; Title III