ERIC Number: ED234050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
AFT Educational Research and Dissemination Program. Final Report.
Rauth, Marilyn; And Others
The goal of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Educational Research and Dissemination Program was to establish a model for dissemination of educational research to classroom teachers. Research findings focusing on classroom management and teacher effectiveness were translated to individual teachers by Teacher Research Linkers (TRLs) who had received training supported by the AFT. TRLs worked as peers with teachers and administrators in selected school sites. This review provides an analysis of the program's processes by answering select questions: (1) What kind of research is adaptable to classroom situations? (2) What is required to make findings adaptable to classroom situations? (3) What were program staff's roles in facilitating the process? (4) What were teachers' roles in facilitating the process? (5) To what degree were researchers involved in the process? (6) What is needed to continue the process at the pilot sites? and (7) What is needed to replicate the process for future use? Appendices document site selection, TRL selection criteria, feedback from teachers, and TRL evaluations of the program. Newsclips on the project are included as well as a progress report from September 15 to December 31, 1982. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.