ERIC Number: ED074012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-22
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The Place of Psychology in a National Institute of Education. Report of a Planning Conference for the NIE Planning Unit.
Dupuis, Mary M., Ed.; Mitzel, Harold E., Ed.
A group of psychologists met to consider and assess the potential contribution of psychology to educational research and development and, more specifically, to programs directed toward the problems of equality, quality, and efficiency in education. It is reported that the various fields of differential psychology, learning theory, developmental psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, and social and community psychology all need to be involved in any scientific attack on the three major problems in education mentioned above. Each of the fields are briefly reviewed in light of suggestions on how each field can relevantly contribute toward solving educational problems. Psychologists have much to offer NIE in the area of program evaluation and assessment, and experimental revision. The report also deals with the need for human resources and training of scientific personnel, teachers, and psychologists in a type of research that combines discipline and tasks, i.e., in which theory can be applied. Emphasizing that effective educational research needs to be interdisciplinary in approach, suggestions are made for a series of meetings devoted to interdisciplinary aspects. Arguments, pro-and-con, for NIE support of the training of behavioral scientists and after thoughts of several participants are summarized. Related documents are ED 047 167, SO 005 738 and SO 005 740. (SJM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Developmental Psychology, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Psychology, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Equal Education, Experimental Psychology, Foundations of Education, Individual Psychology, Intellectual Disciplines, Learning Theories, Psychology, Social Sciences
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Planning Unit.