ERIC Number: ED073118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Training and Development Programs for Educational Research Personnel for School Service. Final Report.
Di Lorenzo, Louis T.
This paper evaluated a 2-year, 60 credit program which prepared educators for research positions within the public schools. Directed by the New York State Department of Education, ten New York state universities participated in the program. Following a brief introduction, the program design and recruitment procedures were discussed. Emphasis was placed on the areas of statistics, psychometrics, design, reporting, interpreting and constructive use of findings. The program design was: (a) course work in research methodology, statistics, measurement, and psychology; (b) research demonstration practicum; (c) field experience; (d) a 1-year public school internship. The results and effectiveness of the program were discussed, stressing the positive reaction of university directors and participants. Some conclusions drawn from the evaluation were: (a) the methods used in the program were successful; (b) graduates were able to use their skills in public school environments and other educational situations; (c) placement of graduates was possible without the aid of a special state certification. Recommendations included: (a) improvement of statewide seminars; (b) more emphasis on field work with possible orientation of certain program phases toward doctoral work. Nine tables and five figures of data were presented in the text. A 43-page appendix contained required courses, summaries of internship experiences, current employment of graduates, a graduate questionnaire on attitudes and employment, and professional achievement of graduates. (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Evaluation.