ERIC Number: ED190669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using Existing Research Centers: A Model for Increasing the Participation of Minority Persons and Women in Research on Education.
Carter, Holly M.; And Others
A model for increasing the participation of minority persons and women in research on education is described. The model involves an Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Education (IISE), located at Northeastern University, under whose auspices minority persons and women are recruited for positions as Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows. The project is funded by the National Institute of Education. The fellows come from institutions where heavy emphasis is placed on teaching rather than research. A basic objective of IISE is that of providing significant research and publication experience for the Fellows in order to facilitate advancement and security in their careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a model composed of two basic elements: (1) the use of existing university research/training units; and (2) the involvement of faculty from several disciplines. Thus, the model draws upon, and expands, relationships already in existence between faculty and research centers, and provides the best possibility for involving the Fellows quickly and directly in ongoing research during their full academic year residence. Several problems that have arisen in implementing the model are discussed and its strengths analyzed in terms of Epstein's opportunity structures model for post-doctoral programs in educational research. (Author/RJL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).