ERIC Number: ED131038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
1976 Databook: The Status of Education Research and Development in the United States.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This publication is intended as a useful summary of available basic information on educational research and development (R&D). It was planned for several audiences: the staff of the National Institute of Education; other personnel in federal, state, and local governments; members of Congress; researchers and developers; trainers; administrators of R&D programs; and interested members of the general public. The databook has seven chapters, beginning with the introduction. Chapter 2 presents a statistical overview of the status of American education which provides a context for the subsequent discussion of educational research, development, dissemination, and utilization. Chapter 3 describes the complementary sponsorship roles of federal, state, and local governments; federal coordination efforts; and foundation and commercial sponsorship of R&D in education. Three chapters dealing with the structure and process of educational R&D follow. Chapter 4 deals with the conduct of R&D; Chapter 5 with the dissemination of R&D products; and Chapter 6 with the utilization of R&D products. These three chapters focus on organizations and personnel that provide capability for each R&D function, as well as on activities encompassed by each function. Chapter 7 begins a discussion of emerging factors that will affect educational R&D in the future. Tables are provided throughout for users who need quantitative details, and at the same time, the narrative highlights the major points supported by the quantitative information. Descriptions of many R&D products are included, and for those seeking greater detail, the bibliography identifies sources in which more extensive descriptions and tabulations appear. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.