ERIC Number: ED051104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Preparing Researchers in Urban Pre-Secondary Education.
University of South Florida, Tampa. Coll. of Education.
In planning the first doctoral program in education at the new University of South Florida, the guiding purpose was to create a significant innovation recognizing among other things that 1) urban schools are society's most difficult education problem, for which effective research offers hope for solutions, 2) the college is involved in urban schooling, 3) its newness and growth permit flexibility, 4) the college has great faculty strength for the pre-secondary age group, 5) an initial research emphasis should strengthen subsequent doctoral programs, and 6) a different program for preparing researchers is imperative. The goal of the program is to produce research "statesmen" able to ask significant questions and obtain information leading to better learning experiences. In addition to extensive statistics, research design, measurement, evaluation, computer language, psychological and societal foundations, there are inter-disciplinary programs in urbanology; demographic analysis; social science methodologies; systems approaches in education; management principles; and a cross section of elementary education including reading, early childhood, child guidance, exceptional children, etc. A guided internship of one year is in the urban school systems or other agencies such as Model Cities. The present continuing evaluation will be supplemented by an extensive follow-up in subsequent years. (Author/MBM)
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Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Coll. of Education.
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry