ERIC Number: ED244724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Programmatic R&D Institutions' Influence on Selected Follow Through Models.
Pitts, Marcella; Schneider, E. Joseph
An attempt was made to test the assumption that a wide variety of institutions and agencies have the fiscal and managerial capability to house a programmatic research and development effort for education. To this end, interviews were conducted with the staff director or principal investigator of four Follow Through programs affiliated with member institutions of the Council for Educational Development and Research. Interviews sought to determine the extent to which directors/investigators believed their model's affiliation with the host institution enabled them to (1) benefit from the host institution's other major research and development thrusts, and (2) remain committed to a rigorous research and development mode rather than be turned into a technical assistance program for various school sites. Responsive education, bilingual/bicultural, individualized early learning, and cognitively oriented curriculum program models were investigated. Additionally, the sponsor of the direct instruction model, not developed in affiliation with a research and development institution, was interviewed to provide a basis for comparison. It was concluded that sponsors do benefit from affiliation with institutions having a strong commitment to programmatic research and development. It was also found that other factors appeared to be as important as the host institution's focus. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A