ERIC Number: ED126588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-22
Using Research to Translate State Policy Into Practice.
Pittenger, John C.
In this paper, the author discusses the need for educational reform that will make public schools more thorough and efficient, and at the same time more humane. These changes can best be realized, he argues, through a curriculum that is organized around a system of required educational competencies rather than around required courses. Instituting a statewide system of competency-based education will require a difficult political struggle, but this struggle can be made easier if reliable research findings are available on the cost and impact of competency-based curricula. Researchers can greatly aid the progress of educational reform, the author suggests, if they address the information needs of state educational officials and legislators and if they take care to present their findings in plain English that is readily understandable by laymen. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)