ERIC Number: ED063681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Design of Programs To Train Personnel To Develop and Conduct Programs of Local Change. Research Training Through a Multiple System Consortium, Paper Number 4.
Nicely, Robert R., Jr.
Three training programs in the Pittsburgh-based project to design new approaches to training educational R & D personnel focus on the development and conduct of local change programs. Each of the training programs includes work within the training contexts of course work, laboratory exercises or projects, internship experiences, and individualized training program guidance. The content of the three programs is consistent with the theoretical and methodological bases for designing local educational change programs as described by Simonds and St. Lawrence (1972). The developed units reflect a heavy reliance on readings and lecture/discussion sessions. Individualization and relevance have been attained through the use of individual conferences, job-related projects, and practicum experiences. The weaknesses of long term university-based programs have been partially overcome by making students productive before they finish their formal instructional program and by recruiting students with some professional experience in education. The employers who were financially supporting the participants in the short term programs were assured of an immediate payoff if they allowed their "employee-trainees" to implement their program-developed proposals on the job. Related documents are EA 004 408-410. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Annual Meeting (57th, Chicago, Ill., April 3-7, 1972)