ERIC Number: ED075334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Toward a Reconceptualization of Knowledge Utilization in Education. Volume 5. Research Memoranda. Final Report.
Thayer, Lee; And Others
Volume five continues with research memoranda numbers seven, eight and nine. (The general nature of the memoranda and related documents are described in SO 005 892). Research Memorandum #7, "Knowledge Utilization in Education: A Review of Significant Theories and Research," by Mary Trapp provides a background sketch of theories and research specifically about knowledge utilization in the public education system in the United States. The paper defines the problem, presents significant theoretical approaches, discusses research, presents pertinent media theory and research, and places the Center's study in the context of existing theories of knowledge utilization. Research Memorandum #8, "U.S. Education: A Look at Social, Political, and Economic Constraints Accommodated by Democracy for the Teacher" by Ed McLuskie, offers the thesis that practiced democracy is historically a major source of social, political, and economic constraints for the teacher in the formal U.S. education enterprise. Major constraints are explained in terms of sheer numbering, standardized materials, State Boards of Education, Local School Boards, Community and Peer Social pressures, and teacher education. The last memorandum in this volume, "Essays on Communication and Education" by Tom Deats, discusses topics concerning developing human relationships; facilitating learning through simulation, and educators and information systems. (Author/SJM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Practice Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Center for the Advanced Study of Communication.