ERIC Number: ED183527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Incentives and Behaviors of Teacher Education Researchers
Armstrong, David G.
The limited impact of educational research on actual classroom practice is considered. It is pointed out that results of research are generally published in "prestige" journals rather than in publications teachers are likely to read. Further, it is stated that research projects are almost always generated by administrators or program directors and that the research is designed to meet their needs rather than the needs of teachers dealing on a day to day basis with children. Teachers frequently see research as lacking relevance. The incentives motivating researchers are examined and found, in the main, to be less than selfless. Suggestions are made for improving the services of the researchers and in so doing, improving the quality of research itself. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: 14p; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Meeting (San Antonio, TX, February 8, 1980).