ERIC Number: ED193223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Interactive Model of Research and Development in Teaching. Proposed Report A76-1. Teacher Education Division Publication Series.
Ward, Beatrice A.; Tikunoff, William J.
There is clearly a need to develop strategies that will increase the likelihood that research on teaching will produce results that can and will be applied in the classroom. Problems resulting from the traditional theoretical structure for implementation of educational research arise from the isolation of its components and participants (research, development, dissemination, and adoption), lack of cost effectiveness, lack of communication, and time lags. Criteria for a new approach to educational research and its applications include: (1) Educational research should be available for widespread classroom application in a reasonably short time; (2) Research results should move directly to the classroom with minimal reliance on intermediate (training) products; (3) The research and development process should be interactive, with daily communication between participants; (4) Research on teaching and the corollary training of teachers should be concerned with the multiple dimensions of teaching; and (5) Research on teaching should emphasize the most effective forms of teaching. An Interactive Research and Development Model, proposed by the Far West Lab, brings together the teacher, researcher, developer, and the teacher trainer as an educational research and development consortium. This approach both researches the teaching-learning process and provides a process for the development of its constituents. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.