ERIC Number: ED211453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Research Capacity of Schools of Education: A Policy Inquiry.
Tucker, Sylvia B.; And Others
The consensus reached at a seminar of deans of schools of education was that inquiry and scholarship associated with the process of education undergird all other missions of schools of education. The terms inquiry and scholarship are interpreted to include research, development, evaluation, and dissemination as well as the responsiveness of academic programs to the emerging knowledge base. Factors that limit school of education involvement in inquiry and related activities include heavy teaching loads, the need to coordinate with field sites in clinical instruction, insistent pressures for curriculum revision, and low status given their research efforts by the parent institution. Emphasis is placed on improving the quality of faculty and students and on the responsibility of the dean to exert leadership. This report of the seminar is divided into three sections. Section One contains a statement of belief concerning the role of scholarship and inquiry in professional education. Section Two provides an overview of education research and development and a review of issues that should be considered in fostering a commitment of schools of education to inquiry and scholarship. In Section Three, recommendations for increasing the capacity of schools of education to engage in and support inquiry are advanced. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. School of Education.