ERIC Number: ED189732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Research-Type Person in a State Educational Agency: Or, What Is a Nice Fellow Like You Doing in a Place Like That?
Evans, Francis B.
As a planning and evaluation specialist in a state education agency, the author of this paper understands the types of assistance that researchers can provide the public schools. He argues that local school personnel want practical information that will help solve current problems, and are more frequently concerned with immediate, unexpected crises than with the root causes of those crises. However, local educators do need help in discovering what their real problems are. Researchers can teach them how to use their own information sources and local data to predict and cope with future problems. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).