ERIC Number: ED235559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Advocacy and the Link between Research and Practice.
Fonvielle, Lanier Rand
This report describes two studies completed by the Child Advocacy Commission of Durham, North Carolina. The Durham school system has one of the lowest retention rates of any system in the state. The studies were used to advocate for and help implement new and better dropout prevention strategies in their schools. The report also outlines the need for: reliable, accessible sources of data and records on specific existing local programs; programs that are evaluated using matched control groups and longitudinal results; and syntheses of research on major educational experiments. Ways researchers can work to have their findings implemented in the schools through community education and support are suggested. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina (Durham)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).