ERIC Number: ED055992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Improving Research Capabilities of Large City School Systems. Final Report.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Between November 1969 and September 1970, four training sessions were held--two for research directors from the 21 school districts comprising the Council of the Great City Schools, and two for members of research and evaluation staffs. The first research directors session dealt with information systems and evaluation of multiple project programs; the second was concerned with systems approaches to the solution of educational problems. The first session for research and evaluation staff was concerned with measurement problems in the affective domain. In the second staff session, a different approach was followed. Under contract, the Teaching Research Division of the Oregon State System of Higher Education offered individualized instruction in four areas: proposal writing, instructional systems, measurement, and evaluation. In addition, there were two meetings of superintendents, assistant superintendents, and board members of the 21 participating school systems. At both gatherings, emphasis was placed on research and evaluation as a means to improve decision making. Participants' comments on the program were highly favorable. (Appendixes contain lists of participants and agendas for each session and samples of participants' reactions.) (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.