ERIC Number: ED107595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Impact of Research on Schooling: A Problem in History of Education, Its Difficultires and Approaches.
Johanningmeier, Erwin V.
Though the resources devoted to educational research are small compared to those devoted to teaching, there is a considerable amount of literature classified as educational research. However, it is still difficult to show a relationship between educational research and the improvement of teaching, and there is not yet an account of the role which university and large-city school district research organizations have played in (a) forming the urban school bureaucracy, or (b) advancing or retarding educational efficiency. Nor has the advent of educational psychology, although it has grown tremendously, produced unity of method or purpose in educational research. One way to begin assessing the impact of (a) educational research on schooling, and (b) schooling on research would be to list 10 studies which seem to have made a difference in schooling, and to examine each one in terms of its rationale, purpose, and accomplishments. Such a list is included in this paper. Among those studies cited are (a) the Thorndike-Woodworth studies of 1901 on the transfer of training, (b) Thorndike's work on arithmetic and the Thorndike-Barnhart dictionary, (c) school surveys, (d) Cubberley's work on the appointment of school funds, and (e) retardation and elimination studies. Significant trends in the history of educational research are also reviewed. (HMD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1975)