ERIC Number: ED037587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Application of the Convergence Technique to Basic Studies of the Reading Process. Final Report.
Gephart, William J.
This study covers a program of research on problems in the area of reading undertaken and supported by the U. S. Office of Education. Due to the effectiveness of the Convergence Technique in the planning and management of complex programs of bio-medical research, this project is undertaken to develop plans for the application of this technique in designing a research and development program on reading. The applicability of the Convergence Technique to programatic efforts in other fields of education will be examined simultaneously. This document reports only on the planning phase. The adequacy of the Convergence Technique for educational research programs will be tested in the accomplishments made through the research phase which is to follow this study. After the presentation of an overview of the proposed research and development program, this report presents a discussion of models and modeling. This material is presented to make explicit what is sought in the model building and utilization segment of the program. This is followed by material that details the nature of the program goal. Although labeled "Final Report" this document cannot be accepted as the total evaluation of the application of the Convergence Technique to reading or other educational problems. Application of the Convergence Technique to educational Research programs will be further tested in the research phase which is to follow. (ON)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.