ERIC Number: ED099370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Directions for Research on Education Personnel.
McDaniels, Garry L.
The focus of this speech is a description of the process by which the National Institute of Education (NIE) will plan its research efforts in the area of teaching and curriculum. The first section of the document argues that the current relationship between funding agencies and researchers could be made more efficient if four essential types of activities were to occur: (a) goals and general priorities of the funding agent should be established; (b) specific objectives and strategies should be developed; (c) individual projects should meet criteria of internal quality as well as criteria which require that one project relate to others in a cumulative fashion; and (d) all projects, strategies, and objectives should be disseminated in public documents. The second section describes an alternative approach to the relationship between funding agencies and researchers which has four elements: specifying major problems, obtaining simultaneous input from field researchers regarding possible projects, establishing alternative strategies for attaining goals, and communicating alternative strategies. The final section of the document describes one phase of NIE's planning efforts--the National Conference on Research on Teaching, which was designed to solicit input from field researchers. (HMD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech given at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)