ERIC Number: ED080688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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The Role of the National System of Research Coordinating Units in the Research-to-Practice Continuum.
Intended to stimulate and foster better communication, cooperation, and understanding between the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Research Coordinating Units (RCU) personnel, this report documents the compatibility between NIE's objectives and the current activities of the RCU's. In both general and specific terms, the activities of NIE are related to the complementary efforts of the RCU's. The major strengths of the RCU's lie in their inter-agency cooperation and positive administrative relations with local education agencies (LEA's) and national centers. One of the major achievements of the RCU program is the focusing of attention upon research in the field of vocational education. The following RCU functions among others are observed: (1) stimulating, facilitating, and coordinating innovative research and developmental efforts of individuals and groups, (2) producing and evaluating prototype innovative curriculums, (3) administering research-related grants and contracts with agencies and institutions, and (4) disseminating the results of research-related activities to facilitate further research and development, improve the rationality of educational decision-making, and speed the application of new knowledge and the adoption of worthy innovation practice. (Author/MU)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Reno.