ERIC Number: ED159302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-10
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility of an Internship Program for Women and Minorities in Educational Research.
Jackson, Dorothy J.
Women and minority group junior faculty are underrepresented in academia and in the field of educational research. They carry heavier teaching loads than their white male counterparts, suffer from social and cultural discrimination, and are excluded from mentor relationships and the "old boy network." In an attempt to rectify this situation, the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) conducted a study, funded by the National Institute of Education, to assess the feasibility of operating a one year mid-career internship as a strategy to increase the number of minorities and women in educational research. The proposed internship would emphasize participation on research projects with outstanding senior researchers, collaboration on presentations and publications, on-site and external research training, and professional and peer networking. In order to meet these objectives, the HERS study will continue to survey junior faculty in the science and education departments of four year Mid-Atlantic colleges. The results of this survey, recommendations made by chairpersons and special interest caucus representatives, experiences of administrators working in internship programs, and data collected from a working conference on research will be used to design a model program. Preliminary results indicate that training should concentrate on grantspersonship, policy research, evaluation, statistics and computer usage. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Development, Faculty Integration, Feasibility Studies, Females, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Research Assistants, Sex Discrimination, Social Discrimination, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association (March 10, 1978)