ERIC Number: ED125046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Prospects for Research and Development in Education. The National Society for the Study of Education Series on Contemporary Education Issues.
Tyler, Ralph W., Ed.
This book assembles, excerpts, and comments on a variety of publications dealing with the problems and prospects for educational research and development (R&D). It is intended to help readers identify the problems and issues in educational R&D and to formulate some possible alternatuves for the future. Chapter 1 deals with the definitions of research and of development and discusses the confusion that often results from failure to distinguish between the two terms. Chapter 2 offers a historical perspective on the growth and maturation of educational research, particularly in the United States. Chapter 3 discusses the political problems involved in obtaining substantial federal support. Chapter 4 examines some allegations concerning the mistakes and shortcomings of recent educational R&D programs. Chapter 5 outlines several proposals for improving the quality of educational research, while chapter 6 deals with the relevance and implementation of development activities. Chapter 7 briefly summarizes alternative futures for educational R&D in the United States. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Definitions, Educational Development, Educational Research, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Program Effectiveness, Research and Development Centers, Research Problems, Research Utilization
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($10.75, quantity discounts)
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