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ERIC Number: ED138749
Record Type: RIE
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Managing Programmatic Research and Development in Education.
Clemmons, Jesse S.
On the premise that the variety of problems plaguing education can be clustered around central themes conducive to attack in a systematic way by educational research and development (R & D) personnel, this paper deals with the scope of management problems, requirements of an R & D management model, and a proposed R & D management system, which includes use of the convergence technique (Careese and Baker), the formulative evaluation plan (Kniefel), and the Evaluation Reporting System (Phillips and Blanton), each of which are briefly explained and summarized. The author concludes that the three systems can be folded into an effective management model for a program of research and development: The convergence technique provides a systematic way of conceptualizing an R & D program, but lacks an adequate component for facilitating information flow; Kniefel's formative evaluation system can be utilized to provide the information component of the convergence model; and the Evaluation Reporting System (which has been adapted to digital computer information processing techniques) provides the necessary technology for mechanizing the model on a large scale. (LAS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.
Note: Paper presented at the Divisional Workshop (2nd, Harbour House, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, June 1973)