ERIC Number: ED109683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills: Categories of Educational R & D Effort.
Follettie, Joseph F.
Categories of educational research and development (R&D) effort are distinguished to guide formulation of an educational R&D program addressing communication skills instruction in the elementary schools. It is postulated that all legitimate educational R&D efforts directed toward upgrading the effects of education on a learner population fall under the general headings "instructional domain specificity,""instructional program effectiveness," and "instructional program efficiency." The necessary subheadings, or categories of educational R&D effort, are postulated to be "criterion specification" and "entry skills" for specificity; "instructional path" and "level of explication" for effectiveness; and "application,""cost return," and "support" for efficiency. Categories of effort are described and illustrated, using communication skills exemplars where possible. Preliminary views on the educational R&D program are presented in flowchart form. The position is taken that such programs will neither be adequately planned nor adequately funded until they permit and require decisions regarding later steps to be contingent on earlier progress. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.