ERIC Number: ED143129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Some Implications for Doing School-Based Research.
Evertson, Carolyn M.
The most legitimate role that the independent research can play in a collaborative research effort in the schools is that of intermediary or broker. Researchers need to establish good relations with school administrative staff and teachers, allaying their mistrust of outside researchers. Research should be carefully designed to relate as directly as possible to the concerns of teachers and administrators, and an effective communication system among all parties involved should be established. Although it is difficult to provide educators with immediate feedback from research, effort must be made to convey as quickly as possible relevant research results to teachers and administrators. The researcher must realize that research must address the needs of, and be directed toward, two distinct audiences: researchers (and funding agency personnel) and classroom teachers, principals, and other administrators. Researchers must be careful to use clear, simple language free of educational jargon when communicating research questions, techniques, and results. This paper is one contribution to the symposium, "A Federal Institute, A University R&D Center, and a School District Join Forces: The Processes and the Problems." (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Research and Development Centers, Research Design, Teachers, Teamwork
Not available separately; See EA 009 851
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Paper prepared from informal remarks made at a Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977); For related documents, see EA 009 851-854