ERIC Number: ED028113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Center for Study of Educational Innovations: A Statement of Intent; Current and Future Projects.
Allen, Dwight W.; Sinclair, Robert L.
The Center for Study of Educational Innovations (CSEI), University of Massachusetts, through working relationships with different types of field testing schools, will experiment with research, development, and implementation in four areas: institutional structures, curriculum development, instructional strategies, and teacher education. High priority objectives are to develop and test research innovation paradigms that will identify needed changes in schooling, assess the effectiveness of selected educational innovations, devise and implement new institutional structures which make optimal use of individual differences among professional personnel, construct and test innovative curriculum materials, and develop strategies and techniques for implementing innovations. The organizational pattern of the Center is designed to allow unrestricted movement and communication among the three units of activity: conceptualization, research and evaluation, and diffusion. (Appended are brief descriptions of current and future projects which include a rural schools project; a series of inservice workshops and internships; and funded activities including projects to train school evaluators and to measure selected variables in elementary school environment related to intelligence.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.