ERIC Number: ED211643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Evaluation in Urban Educational Policy. Abridged Version.
Kean, Michael H.
IRCD Bulletin, v15 n3-4 p1,7-12 Sum-Fall 1980
This paper explores factors which may account for the translation of research into educational policy through a case study. The case study was conducted jointly by the School District and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to determine what variables contribute to reading achievement. Students from grades one through four in twenty-five schools were selected to participate in the study. Data was based on interviews with school administrators and teachers, and pupil records, and included information about the principal, the reading teacher, the classroom teacher and the school for each individual student. The process of planning and translating the results of the study into educational policy initiatives is discussed. The following factors were associated with this process: (1) identification of clients; (2) vitality of the topic; (3) participant involvement; (4) technical quality; (5) reporting formats; (6) findings keyed to the decision process; (7) preparation of policy makers; (8) overcoming resistance; (9) the role of the ombudsman; and (10) the role of the entrepreneur. (JCD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Needs, Policy Formation, Reading Achievement, School Role, Staff Utilization, Teacher Role, Test Results
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.