ERIC Number: ED183538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Educational R & D: A Role for Leadership in Professional Associations.
Eidell, Terry L.
The role of professional associations in providing linkage between educational researchers and educational practicioners is discussed. The difficulties involved in coordinating two essentially discrete and insular educational communities--the research community and the practicing educational community--are described, and an overview of the traditional relationship between the two is provided. The role of an association is seen as fundamentally informative. The need to inform association members of practical educational research and development (R&D), and the need to inform public policy-makers of the realities behind educational practice, are both met by an association's linking function. Also, a more accurate portrayal of the needs and problems of education in general is provided to decision-makers. The association is also seen as a supporting mechanism for basic R&D technology development. The author argues for a "rapprochement" of the research and practitioner communities, rather than for an integration per se. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Linkage; Research Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Dallas, TX, February 1980).