ERIC Number: ED057275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal to Improve the Social and Communication Mechanisms in Educational Research. The Educational Research Community: Its Communication and Social Structure.
Dershimer, Richard A., Ed.
This report presents the content of the AERA colloquium, held in November 1968, to enable the educational research community to assess and deploy its resources, coordinate research efforts, and obtain more effective communication within the field and beyond it. Several outstanding scholars were invited to present papers on their studies of the social systems and communication networks of scientific communities, and to help elucidate the nature and characteristics of professional behavior of educational researchers. William Garvey and his associates described the more typical communication channels in educational research. William Paisley and David Lingwood examined the concept of invisible colleges as a way of examining the community of educational researchers. Ronald Corwin and Maynard Seider reported on their interviews of scholars who have examined the institutionalization of science. Warren Hagstrom and Norman Storer each examined the educational research community, using conceptual frameworks that have evolved from their studies of the social structure of the hard sciences. These authors were joined by selected leaders within the educational research community who discussed the papers and made recommendations to the research community in general and to AERA specifically. A list of colloquium participants and footnote references are provided. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Invisible Colleges