ERIC Number: ED077384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Orientation Research: Like A Bridge Over Turbid Waters.
Schell, Robert E.
In the present paper, the author appears to believe that there is a communication gap between planners for student orientation programs and educational researchers. The difference has traditionally been that orientation planners concentrated their efforts on the framing of questions while the educational researchers focused on the development of a repertoire of techniques for obtaining answers. Since they have not had a satisfactory method of communicating with each other, the planners developed poor tools for answering their valid and relevant questions, while the researchers developed sophisticated methods of answering relatively impractical questions. What is needed is a plan to get the two groups together, to have the researchers apply their techniques to the questions asked by those responsible for the planning of orientation programs. Such a model is proposed in this paper, and a working model in effect at the State University of New York, College at Oswego is described. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
Note: Paper presented at the 1972 National Orientation Directors Conference