ERIC Number: ED212694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Participation of Women and Minorities in Educational Research and Development. Final Report.
The procedures and outcomes of community research training programs whose participants were mostly women and minority students in Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta are examined in this report. Each training program consisted of two phases with emphases on the development of basic research skills and field work experience in community organizations. The discussion of the first phase describes efforts to place participant-observers in recognized academic programs and to develop a model community-research curriculum based on training activities. The second phase is described as a redirection of attention to the learners, not the institutions of learning, which entailed working closely with community organizations engaged in research. The results suggested that community research training should be conducted through community organizations without the requirement of affiliation with a university program. Included in this report is a manual developed for organizations and individuals who wish to engage in research and train themselves. Three appendices contain the core curriculum developed by the program, a handbook on the funding of research, and information about nontraditional programs for community researchers. (JCD)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Students, Community Organizations, Community Services, Educational Research, Females, Field Experience Programs, Financial Support, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Assistants, Research Skills, School Community Relationship, Training Methods, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Improvement of Practice Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.