ERIC Number: ED032015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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A Project to Develop A Program and Materials for Short-Term Educational Research Training Programs. Final Report.
Edling, Jack V.; Beaird, James H.
In the fall of 1966, the USOE Bureau of Research established the Consortium Research Development (CORD) Program, which was designed to assist small institutions of higher education in educational research and development activities. This program consisted of 26 small colleges co-linked together to form 6 consortia for carrying on instructional research. The first objective of the CORD Program was to bring together talent in the participating institutions so that mutual assistance would be available; the second was to stimulate faculties not normally involved in educational research activities to initiate such. Because it soon became apparent that more training for individuals in participating institutions was necessary, an intensive 2 week summer training session was undertaken. The first session, with a total of 61 participants from a diversity of academic backgrounds, was designed to develop competencies in 7 specific areas of educational research. From the 3 evaluation procedures used, including pre- and post-tests, this first session was generally successful. Tables and appendices present information concerning the session and its evaluation. Specific recommendations are made for future sessions. Although no claims are made that this training package is sufficient for producing professional researchers, it should assist the neophyte researcher in gaining enough basic competencies to facilitate his interaction with professional researchers and the concepts they employ. (DS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.