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ERIC Number: ED107608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 6
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A Large School District's Research Training Needs.
Ashburn, Arnold G.
Of all the functions of the university-based educational researcher, none is more important to public school activities than the training of professionals to support research, development, dissemination, and evaluation (RDD&E) operations. The researcher's job in training RDD&E personnel for a large school district can be understood through the experiences and staffing needs of the Dallas Independent School District. Three factors formed the setting of the school district's staffing effort: (a) the constraint of available fiscal resources, (b) the constraint of priority on use of in-district personnel, and (c) the need for field-oriented RDD&E personnel. In order to deal with the rising need for RDD&E staff, university-based educational researchers are challenged to (a) pursue the design and implementation of RDD&E training programs heavily weighted with field-training experiences; (b) develop RDD&E training programs at the undergraduate and master's degree levels, instead of heavily concentrated in the terminal degree programs; and (c) develop a modular training system expecially for inservice personnel. If large-scale RDD&E programs are developed in the cities, with staff at all levels of expertise, personnel with basic skills could be made available to smaller districts unlikely to hire personnel with terminal degrees. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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