ERIC Number: ED193276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research and Evaluation in the 80's: A State Perspective.
Cronin, Joseph M.
Viewpoints on the role of educational research and evaluation in the 1980's is presented. Remarks focus on four major themes: (1) state level research and evaluation has progressed from a passive, primarily reporting role to an active, occasionally advocacy role; (2) the educational questions and the question askers have become more sophisticated and will increase in sophistication; (3) primary consumers of state level research and evaluation have changed from other researchers and evaluators to include diverse publics (e.g., legislators, state budget analysts, lobbyists from special interest groups, TV and newspaper reporters, professional organizations, and other state government agencies); and (4) the state education agency has a unique role to play in producing and consuming research and evaluation. It is forecasted that as the decade of the 1980's disappears, state education agencies will have enhanced their current capabilities in research and evaluation to guide action of state policy makers, to provide better bases for decisions and to improve educational programs for children. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).