ERIC Number: ED201481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Who Translates Research Into Practice? A Look at the Personality Profiles of Educational Engineers.
Lutz, John E.
A study investigated the personality factors that could characterize successful performance in the educational linker role of establishing linkages between research and development and the science classroom. Results supported the hypothesized similarity of the linker personality to those of engineers, school superintendents, and business executives. In addition, the linker personality was found to be different, as hypothesized, from that of researchers, but not as different from teachers as expected. It was concluded that there is a distinctive personality for the emergent educational linker role and was suggested that expression of this personality guides the successful accomplishment of the linking process. Finally, linker ability and effectiveness were related to the personality assessments, and educational policy issues were addressed. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.; Rochester Inst. of Tech., NY.
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981).