ERIC Number: ED026976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Undergraduate Research Training Program. Final Report.
Eastern Kentucky State Coll., Richmond.
This program aimed generally to identify the potential educational researcher early in his undergraduate program, guide him toward courses that would prepare him for conducting research, and provide the opportunity for individual and small group participation in meaningful research activities. Another objective was to begin a systematic study of learning problems associated with Appalachia. The training program was built around special area projects and individual investigation focusing on area interests of curriculum, human growth and development, psychology, and reading. It also involved a "core project"--an attempt to establish a computer based reference system for classifying research related teaching problems associated with geographically isolated areas. During Spring 1966, 16 trainees were selected for the Summer session. They completed the program at the end of Spring semester 1967 when a group of 10 trainees began the 2nd year long project. Motivating the trainees became the primary function of the program. And through close personal contact, small informal classes, involvement in ongoing research, and the clarification of realistic goals, the trainees' sophistication and enthusiasm for educational research was greatly enhanced. Appendices include student evaluations of the program and professional publications and presentations. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Kentucky State Coll., Richmond.