ERIC Number: ED265414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Development and Utilization: Getting Employability Research into Public Use.
Miguel, Richard J.; And Others
The Knowledge Development and Utilization project was created to facilitate the public use of research by educators and trainers in the employability development field. The research to be disseminated emanated from the Youth Employability Research Program findings concerning employer demand and schooling effectiveness for employability. A user-driven approach to knowledge utilization involved potential users in activities ranging from giving advice to translating the research for other practitioners. Project staff collaborated with 21 national associations to develop brochures, articles, and workshops. Although project staff had to develop first drafts and sometimes complete final drafts, practitioners participated in design and review of all materials. Local education agencies and project staff developed two inservice booklets, three classroom products, and a job search videotape for students. All school-based products were extensively enhanced by ideas and activities suggested by the educator in the field trials. In cooperation with 50 state education agencies, project staff conducted two audioconferences, using telecommunications to disseminate research findings. (A synopsis of insights is intended as a guide to a user-driven approach to communicating research through existing channels in national associations, inservice and classroom materials, and telecommunication using videotapes and audioconferences. Descriptions of materials produced are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Media, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Employment Potential, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Telecommunications, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.