ERIC Number: ED028119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Employability of Research Specialists.
Rainey, Robert G.
With new developments taking place in planning strategies for change in schools, new schemes and tactics are needed. Minneapolis Public Schools have developed the kind of organizational plan needed to find entry points into schools, systems for data gathering, and employment roles for research specialists. The Model for Local School Evaluation, which has been put into operation, places responsibility for collection, organization, and analysis of information at each of four points in the data communications system. Point 1 is the Central Office Research Staff: the principal contact person responsible for organization and action strategies; three coordinators, one specializing in machines and forms, one in instrument development, and one in analysis; and two clerks. Point 2 is the Local School Committee, elected by teachers and administration, whose chairman is often a university professor assisted by graduate students. At Point 3, the Teachers and Administration perform evaluation under the auspices of the Local Committee, preferably with the aid of someone trained in observation techniques. At Point 4, Student Data, pupil-personnel aid in data collection, possibly with the aid of undergraduates in a research intern program. (Included is a diagram of the model with notes on roles and educational preparation of the various research workers.) (JS)
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Identifiers: Minneapolis Public Schools MN; Minnesota
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Assn., Los Angeles, California, February 5-8, 1969.