ERIC Number: ED201613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Lessons from Teacher Corps in Winning Over School Staffs to Research Utilization.
Roper, Susan Stavert; Nur, Mary M.
Successful strategies used by a research team in establishing collegiality with school staffs so that research results could be succesfully implemented are described. During the initiation phase of a five-year project, four basic strategies were used to win over school staffs: paying attention to changing needs in the schools, building trust and credibility, balancing long-term and short-term goals, and establishing personal relationships with teachers and administrators. During the second and third years of the project, when the aim was to implement the changes planned during the initiation year, many of the strategies used in the initiation phase continued to be used. A description is given of a variety of extrinsic and intrinsic incentives designed to motivate school faculty to attend inservice activities. It was considered fundamentally important to establish a relationship with teachers in which researchers regarded them as valued colleagues rather than as clients. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).