ERIC Number: ED026741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan-17
Reference Count: 0
From Research to Development to Use.
Carter, Launor F.
Traditionally it has been assumed that there is a fairly smooth sequence from research through a developmental phase to the utilization of research results. Evidence shows that this sequence is seldom followed in actual practice and that special efforts must be made to assure that the results of research are applied. In an attempt to remedy this problem in education, a traveling seminar and a conference were organized for the implementation of educational innovation. Schools across the U.S. where significant innovations had been introduced and in operation for at least one year were selected. Groups composed of local administrators, State education department officials, and college teachers toured the schools, after which they participated in a conference. One year later the innovative activity in districts participating in the tour was compared with that in a nonparticipating control group; it was found that the participants had introduced more innovations than the nonparticipants. Analysis of this experiment suggests that such programs can speed research into application more successfully than printed communication or demonstration schools. Factors leading to the successful application of research results and the importance of the regional laboratories in evaluating the effectiveness of innovations are also discussed. (TT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper to be presented at a Symposium sponsored by the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. and Phi Delta Kappa (Chicago, Ill., Feb. 20-21, 1966).