ERIC Number: ED089662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Reading Research Utilization Project: An RIC Project for Teachers and Other Field Personnel.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
This is the final report of the Reading Research Utilization Project (RUP) which was funded by the U.S. Office of Education from July, 1971 to June, 1973. The purpose of the RUP was to encourage the translation of research, particularly reading research, into practice in 16 target elementary schools in Washington, D.C. RUP was a school information service project for teachers and other field personnel directed by the Research Information Center (RIC). A special feature of the project was the use of educational extension agents to provide a link between the central resources of the RIC and the needs of the target school personnel. Services to RUP clients included on-line computer searches of ERIC, CIJE, Pacesetters in Education and the in-house files of the Council for Exceptional Children, manual searches, transformation services, microfiche and limited hard-copy reproduction, referral services, loan of portable microfiche readers and dissemination of innovative practices. Case studies are included in the report to demonstrate the practical ways in which research was utilized in the schools. A survey evaluation of the participating principals' attitudes toward the project revealed favorable attitudes toward the project and an increase in searches. (JG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia