ERIC Number: ED051105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Research Development in Professional Education. Final Report.
This project began as a united effort by Georgia Southern College, Savannah State College, Armstrong State College, Augusta College, and Middle Georgia College, all located within 100 miles of the headquarters at Statesboro. The project was designed to improve teacher education programs by making research an integral part of the work, assisting the five institutions in recognizing research as a proper function, developing their potential in this area, and strengthening their teacher education programs through research findings. Research activities included inter-institutional, intra-institutional, and individual efforts and were encouraged by providing released time, secretarial assistance, and materials and supplies. Although very little attention had been given to research prior to this project, the results were extremely gratifying. Thirty-nine research projects (listed in the appendix) were carried out during the 3-year period, with nearly all the faculty members in professional education involved. Special efforts are being made to make research an integral part of the total academic program and to spell out the purposes and goals in teacher education in terms of behavioral objectives. Each institution has a research committee which emphasizes and coordinates research activity. Since Georgia Southern had an established graduate program at the beginning of the project, it probably benefited more than the other institutions. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Southern Coll., Statesboro.