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ERIC Number: ED021883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 44
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Reconstruction in Educational Research.
Shulman, Lee S.
In this paper a description of educational processes serves as a model for a discussion of needed changes in the strategies and contents of educational research. The educational system in which a student functions is composed of his primary environment, the instructional environment, and the eventual transfer environments. When there is congruence among the elements of these environments, the educational process functions effectively. Breakdown in the process occurs when the elements are discontinuous. It is suggested that the most critical areas for educational research are studies of environmental differences, of the acquisition and use of language, and of the ways in which motivational patterns may be modified. Truly basic research, as distinguished from applied research, can be carried out within a framework of practicality and applicability. Variables which are amenable to change can be selected for study from the viewpoint of "knowledge for" instead of "knowledge of." Responses to this paper are included. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented at Conf. on Social Change and the Role of Behavioral Scientists (Atlanta, Ga., May 4-6, 1966).