ERIC Number: ED115139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Faculty Conducted Curriculum Research in Small Colleges. Final Report.
Milliken, Russell A.
The objective of this study was to identify characteristics of researchers and small, undergraduate colleges supportive of curriculum research. A questionnaire, designed to determine professional characteristics of the respondents, and environmental, and organizational factors supportive of curriculum research was mailed to the total faculty of four colleges, and the responses analyzed. In additional, other, similar studies were reviewed and the results compared with the present study. Curriculum researchers reported a higher incidence of: doctorates; senior faculty positions; heavier teaching loads; administrative responsibilities; degree of outside professional activities; research training; departmental research committees and student research programs; established college relationships with other institutions; availability of a centralized research office; and awareness. All respondents: ranked curriculum research low for curriculum improvement; reported similar motivators; and ranked individual faculty, departmental chairmen, and the presidents highest for favorable attitudes toward research. Results of similar studies were generally consistent with the results of this study. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.