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ERIC Number: ED205061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Experimental Program for Opportunities in Advanced Study and Research in Education. Final Report.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville program for advancement of minorities and women in the field of educational research is described in terms of accomplishment of the five objectives of the program. These objectives are as follows: (1) to develop and demonstrate an effective training program combining postdoctoral (Law Enforcement Administration or agency) personnel, predoctoral (full-time) students and postdoctoral (junior faculty) participants, with women and minority group members being targeted for 50 to 75 percent of the openings; (2) to demonstrate the utility of a program model incorporating postdoctoral and predoctoral participants in advanced training and research in education; (3) to assist women and minorities in gaining entrance to the most qualified job-applicant pool in educational research and development; (4) to develop institutional policies and procedures for improving opportunities for advanced training for women and minorities in educational research and development; and (5) to provide opportunities for student-to-student associations forming lasting affiliations for participants (camaraderie and support). A teamwork model for involving project participants in advanced training and research in education involved doctoral students, practitioners in education, assistant professors interested in research, and associate professors or professors who were accomplished researchers. Examples of project activities include formal coursework for credit, mini-courses in research design and grant application, conferences and workshops, internships, and exposure to network building. The program evaluation is summarized. Among the various attachments are a skills and interests inventory, a list of papers, presentations, and research projects, and perceptions of participants. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Equal Education, Experimental Programs, Females, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Postdoctoral Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Professional Education, Research Design, Research Projects, Researchers, Team Training, Womens Education, Workshops
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Tennessee, 2046 Terrace Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.