ERIC Number: ED027610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Role Perceptions of Educational Administrators and Researchers Relative to Implementation of Research Findings.
Cook, Desmond L.; Damico, Sandra B.
The movement of research findings from the university to the public school has historically been slow. A random sample of educational researchers and school superintendents were surveyed to determine (1) how superintendents and educational researchers actually perceive responsibility for implementation of research findings, and (2) if the results correspond to those uncovered by Dykman in his study of research and management in business. The subjects were asked to respond to four statements concerning administrator-researcher relationships, using a four-point, agreement-disagreement scale. The four statements are (1) separate-functionalist (one need not understand the processes, objectives, or environment of the other), (2) communicator (administrator needs to understand methods and language of researcher), (3) persuader (researcher needs to understand administrator and his methods), and (4) mutual-understanding (administration and research cannot be separated). The responses indicated that (1) both administrators and researchers show strong support for the mutual-understanding position, (2) the perceptions on all positions are similar, and (3) administrators with research experience and researchers with administrative experience are very similar in their perceptions. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Program Management Center.
Note: Prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5-8, 1969).