ERIC Number: ED229448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Methodological Research on Knowledge Use and School Improvement. Volume II. Conceptualizing Knowledge Use.
Dunn, William N.; And Others
The University of Pittsburgh Program for the Study of Knowledge Use is conducting methodological research on knowledge use and school improvement. The Pittsburgh Program, established in 1978, is an interdisciplinary program designed to conduct research, provide instruction, and offer technical services. Specifically, the purposes of the program are: (1) to conduct research on the production and use of research-based and experiential knowledge by policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in issues areas ranging from education, mental health, and criminal justice to productivity and performance improvement, program evaluation, and social planning and policy; (2) to offer an integrated program of instruction that promotes capacities to understand, critique, synthesize, package, and disseminate knowledge and skills appropriate for improving the production and use of knowledge in the public and private sectors; and (3) to build a network of university-practitioner relationships that enables a timely and appropriate response to needs for consultation, technical services, and training in strategies for deliberately enhancing the use of available knowledge to alleviate practical problems. Eleven individual papers examine aspects of the program such as the conceptual design, relevant literature, research contexts, qualitative procedures, study of knowledge networks, and methodological choices. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.