ERIC Number: ED053088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Training Public School Research Personnel for a Role in Educational Research and Development.
Borg, Walter R.
This paper attempts to define the future role of research personnel in the public schools. It surveys the methods of applied and basic research and finds both inadequate for bringing about specific changes in the schools. Educational research and development is suggested as an alternative. This research and development cycle involves finding and studying research pertinent to a product to be developed, developing the product, testing it in the field to find its deficiencies and then revising to correct these deficiencies. It would be inefficient for each local school system to attempt this process on its own. Rather, public school research personnel should support such efforts by identification and preliminary evaluation of new innovations, field testing of new educational products, selecting from available products those best suited to local needs, and implementing the products selected into local schools. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, Minneapolis, 1970