ERIC Number: ED240102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Research and Development on Schooling: Executive Summary of the Final Report.
Griffin, Gary A.; And Others
This document presents the findings of a two-year investigation of Interactive Research and Development on Schooling (IR&DS). IR&DS is an alternate means of conducting school-based research and development and an extension of Interactive Research and Development on Teaching (IR&DT). IR&DS is seen as a means to: (1) involve school personnel in systematic inquiry; (2) improve the utility of research findings for the improvement of educational practice; (3) reduce the time lag between knowledge generation and knowledge utilization; (4) strengthen local education agency capability to act upon school problems; (5) coordinate school improvement activities between higher education agencies and local education agencies; (6) generate knowledge about schooling practices; and (7) provide professional growth opportunities to participants in the process. This report describes data collected from Interactive Research & Development teams at three New York sites. Context differences and differences in the process of carrying out IR&DS are described. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study and an explanation of differences between IR&DT and IR&DS. Chapter 2 discusses study methods and procedures, and chapter 3 talks about organizational contexts. In chapter 4, the process of IR&DS implementation is outlined in detail. Chapter 5 details small group themes, and the sixth chapter offers outcomes and conclusions. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: For related document, see ED 234 024.