ERIC Number: ED224429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Experimental Program for Opportunities in Advanced Study and Research in Education. 1981-82 Final Report.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
The Experimental Program for Opportunities in Advanced Study and Research in Education was a 3-year training program (1979-82) funded by the National Institute of Education to increase participation in educational research of women and minorities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During the third project year, these objectives guided the program: (1) provision of practical experience for six second-year doctoral students in (a) project design and data collection in research and evaluation projects, (b) analysis and interpretation of data, (c) report writing, and (d) paper and proposal presentation; (2) student participation in colloquia and mini-courses to enhance research amd administrative skills; (3) interaction of project personnel through structured exercises in group dynamics; (4) project personnel attendance and participation at regional and national conferences and training workshops; (5) student internships; and (6) student evaluation of the project. Eighteen doctoral students (1 black male, 4 black females, 13 white females) received fellowships during the project's 3 years. Each completed at least two research projects and most presented at least one paper at a national meeting. All said they had undertaken research they would not have done without the program's impetus. Most believed the experience enhanced their employability. Students valued most the opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary research, present the research results at professional meetings, and develop or strengthen professional networks. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Blacks, Conference Papers, Doctoral Programs, Educational Research, Employment Potential, Fellowships, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internship Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Recognition, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Opportunities, Researchers, State Universities
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Tennessee, 2046 Terrace Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.