ERIC Number: ED163145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
What Is Educational Research and Development and Why the Critical Need for Increased Minority Participation?
Braithwaite, Ronald L.
After providing descriptions of educational research and development (R & D) and the background and role of the educational researcher, this document analyzes different minority groups' representation in the field in relation to their proportion of the total population. Specific topics dealt with include: (1) the distribution of minority personnel within the field of educational R & D; (2) the distribution of minorities in training for employment in the field; (3) major forces affecting minorities in entering careers in educational R & D; and (4) the need for increased minority participation. Supportive data are presented in the form of charts and text. General findings presented indicate that blacks and hispanics (including Puerto Ricans) are substantially under represented, whites and Orientals are over represented, and the representation of American Indians in Educational R & D is approximately equal to their proportion in the total United States population. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see UD 018 957