ERIC Number: ED175843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Research and Development on Teaching: An Overview of the Strategy.
Tikunoff, William J.; And Others
Interactive Research and Development on Teaching (IR&DT) is an alternative Research and Development (R&D) strategy that probes the questions, problems, and concerns of classroom teachers in a nonlinear manner. Each of the primary functions of traditional R&D--research, development, dissemination, and implementation--are performed collaboratively by an IR&DT team composed of teachers, researchers, and trainer/developers, rather than in the standard R&D sequential ordering. This new approach limits the formation of diverse constituencies within the larger research group, and permits smooth implementation of research results into practical use. The collection of papers presented here examines a San Diego-based team's IR&DT and examines the consequences and effectiveness of this innovation. The effect of the strategy on personnel, data collecting, and educational policy makers is discussed. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Research and Development Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)