ERIC Number: ED266185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Utilization of "Set: Research Information for Teachers" in Selected Educational Institutions.
Jeffery, Peter L.
This document researched the utilization of SET: Research Information for Teachers, a package of articles presenting a smorgasbord of educational research information. Five case studies in New Zealand schools were presented; five institutional visits were described. The purpose of the school visits was to investigate what happened to SET information documents and like matter when it reached schools of various types. Also investigated were within-school activities and systems to disseminate the information, and reactions of principals to various types of document content. The research plan incorporated preliminary studies, discussions with a number of educators, and questionnaires mailed to all members of an advisory committee for SET. Results showed that academics fall into categories of those who accept the research model and those who question its validity. Teachers and school personnel had limited experience with SET because the materials seldom reached them. Publishing and distribution problems could be corrected through a considerable effort to recruit the cooperation of principals of schools, and through the development and use of a network. Current subscription statistics for SET and an analysis of item sources are included in the report. Appendices include a school visit checklist, a school librarian interview schedule, and other materials used in school and institutional visits. (LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand