ERIC Number: ED046048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Symposium on Applying Knowledge from the Behvarioral Sciences to Social Legislation Programs. Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations.
Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.
Symposium participants were divided among "providers" of social science knowledge and "consumers." Objectives addressed by these participants were: (1) to examine the extent of existing knowledge in the behavioral sciences area; (2) to analyze actions needed to make this knowledge available in useful form; and (3) to identify governmental actions required to increase the applied benefits of this knowledge. Recommendations included the following: (1) a systematic approach by the federal government in communicating its research needs; (2) establishment of a national conference on the role of the social sciences in the solution of national problems; (3) a continuous effort by social scientists to inform public personnel of the potential of social science knowledge to contribute to implementation of social policies; (4) efforts to increase the flow of social data to operating agencies; (5) inclusion of a utilization plan in final reports of commissions and task forces; and (6) establishment by Congress of rotating professorships for behavioral and social scientists and graduate students within the Library of Congress to research and analyze relevant public policy issues and to advise Congress. A roster of participants is appended. (CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.