ERIC Number: ED063281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Impact of Educational Research and Development Products. Final Report.
Crawford, Jack J.; And Others
The overall goal of this exploratory project was to initially uncover factors of variables likely to be involved in the impact of educational products. The specific objectives were to construct systematic case studies of the development of selected educational products as an initial basis for arriving at more precise procedures to assess potential impact; to provide empirical case study data relevant to current hypotheses about innovation and change in public school education; and to prepare a listing of educational products judged, according to specific criteria, as having substantial positive impact. The study included the following activities: 1) the development of initial selection criteria for educational products with impact; 2) the identification and description of products meeting the initial selection criteria; 3) the identification of 21 of those products for intensive review; 4) systematic case studies of the 21 products tracing the history of each from its origin to its diffusion and adoption; 5) the extraction of generalizations about the products based upon product characteristics, development, evaluation, diffusion, adoption requirements, etc. with the generalizations then related to existing hypotheses regarding the processes of innovation and change in education; 6) an identification of ways whereby information on the impact, or potential impact of educational products may be obtained. A 32-item bibliography and appendixes are included. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.