ERIC Number: ED043317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Educational Development Officer--A Change Catalyst for Two-Year Colleges.
Roueche, John E.; Boggs, John R.
Two concepts receiving increased emphasis in today's junior colleges are the use of current, research-based techniques of instruction and the instructional accountability of faculty members. One way to insure effective implementation of these concepts in the individual junior college--as envisioned by the Junior College Division of the Regional Education Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia--is through use of an Educational Development Officer (EDO). This individual would be trained to assist his institution in applying contemporary research methodologies and learning psychology to the instructional situation. Currently, the Regional Education Laboratory is training EDO's to: (1) aid the faculty in developing and specifying instructional objectives, (2) serve as measurement consultants in constructing pre- and post-tests of student learning, (3) aid in the designing and subsequent revision of learning activities and teaching techniques, (4) conduct summative and formative evaluations of instructional programs, and (5) encourage research-based administrative decisions by evaluating their impact on student learning. As envisioned by the Laboratory, the EDO will function on the vice-presidential level within an institution, but his functions could be divided among existing staff members. In either case, the EDO's role is considered distinct and separate from that of the typical institutional research officer. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia, Durham, NC.