ERIC Number: ED212670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Actions: Designing Educational Policies to Influence Educational Research.
Golden, M. Patricia; And Others
The paper focuses on the relationship between educational research and educational policy, specifically the influence that "affirmative actions" in the policy arena can have not only on the nature of educational research but also on the kinds of participants (e.g., minority persons and women) in the educational research enterprise. A description of the National Institute of Education (NIE) Experimental Program for Opportunities in Advanced Study and Research in Education is followed by an examination of the salient features and target groups of selected projects funded by the program. A matrix is developed for classifying those projects in terms of the diverse strategies employed to achieve their objectives with particular target groups. The strategies matrix is then compared with Epstein's opportunity structures model for postdoctoral programs in educational research. The potential of such strategies on professional enfranchisement and professional efficacy is discussed. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bias, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Females, Minority Groups, Research Problems, Researchers
M. Patricia Golden, Institute for the Intersisciplinary Study of Education, 404 UO, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Institute of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 21-24, 1981).