ERIC Number: ED121751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring the Status of Educational Research and Development in the United States.
Shapiro, Karen; And Others
This technical report is the companion volume to the 1975 Databook, the purpose of which was the compilation of available data series focused on the organization and functioning of the knowledge production and utilization (KPU) system. This technical report is intended to (1) provide more accurate data sources, (2) analyze existing data sources, and (3) consider how an ideal set of indicators would be accumulated for monitoring the KPU system. Chapter one is an introduction. Chapter two sketches the development of the social indicators movement, reviews the limitations and potential of an indicator approach for monitoring systems, summarizes the indicators used to monitor "education" as one component of the social system, and discusses the relevance and utility of this approach for monitoring KPU. Chapter three concentrates on the development of a model of educational KPU from which a set of indicators for monitoring can be derived. It also relates a model of educational KPU to the data available for the 1975 Databook. Chapter four presents the general difficulties encountered in data collection and analysis and presents a strategy for minimizing or avoiding these difficulties in the future. Chapter five contains a critique of each data series included in the Databook. The last chapter of this report summarizes the conclusions reached and recommendations made in the preceding chapters and offers some alternative approaches for data collection, analysis, and presentation. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Note: Technical Report to Accompany 1975 Databook