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ERIC Number: ED187738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Results of Survey Questionnaire for AERA Division H: School Evaluation and Program Development Fostering Fruitful University/LEA Relations.
Prentice, Barbara S.; Richardson, Denise R.
A survey was conducted to identify problems associated with cooperative research projects between universities and local education agencies (school districts); personal and organizational census data were also collected. Sixty-seven research directors from large city schools, 59 researchers in local agencies, and 24 college of education deans responded to the 86-item scaled and open-ended survey. The relationship was characterized by misunderstanding and mutual recrimination about research design and needs. Some benefits were cited, however, such as: closer contact for the university with reality; technical help at reduced cost; credibility of an outside authority; and higher funding of collaborative projects. An organized group of school researchers (Division H of the American Educational Research Association) made recommendations for fostering cooperation between local education agencies and university researchers: early and sincere involvement of both parties; shared decision-making; clearly specified policies and procedures; fund raising; involvement of research journals; and establishment of an awards program. About 100 open-ended survey responses are included; four exemplary projects are briefly described. (ClPO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).