ERIC Number: ED021793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Educational Research (1966-67). Final Report.
Coffman, William E.
Three college professors of education were selected as follows in a 1-year postdoctoral training program at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The program, designed to improve their capabilities to conduct sound educational research and to train others in research and procedures, was based on the assumption that the best training for research is actual participation in planning and conducting important and well-conceived projects. Trainees spent 2/3 of their time actively participating in research projects already underway at ETS. This experience was supplemented by individualized programs of study drawing on such ETS resources as the library, formal classes, scheduled lectures by visiting scholars, research seminars, and the Test Development In-service Training Program. They also attended meetings of the American Psychological Association, the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems, and the American Educational Research Association, at which one of the fellows read a paper prepared during the training program. Others conducted similar research projects. The program was considered successful in increasing the research potential of the participants as all 3 return to university positions with increased research responsibilities. Appended are publicity materials; the participants' summary reports, and schedules of lecture and seminar topics and speakers. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.