ERIC Number: ED187738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
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)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Researchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Participant Characteristics, Research and Development Centers, Research Directors, Research Needs, Research Problems, School Districts, Schools of Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: 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).