ERIC Number: ED214789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination of NSF Projects in the Area of Continuing Education for Scientists and Engineers.
Welling, Lawrence G.
In October 1978, the National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated five studies of the continuing education of scientists and engineers employed in small, geographically dispersed industry. Following the award of these studies NSF requested Battelle, one of the award recipients, to assist in coordinating the five projects. This report briefly describes: (1) the objectives and scope of and the rationale for the coordination effort (to maintain and promote communication between directors of the respective projects and to promote agreement on common definitions or other issues affecting the general area of continuing education under consideration); (2) the five awarded studies; (3) the coordination activities; and (4) conclusions and recommendations regarding future work in the area. It was suggested that, in future endeavors, NSF utilize the "standardization of methodology" approach or "technical direction" approach in lieu of mere coordination of issues and definitions, since either approach would likely result in greater comparability of results. Included in appendices are the coordination agreement with Battelle, documents related to establishing the coordination meeting, topics for discussion, press release, Battelle's survey instruments, and a bibliography in the area of continuing education. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.