ERIC Number: ED296999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-9
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Teacher Empowerment through Knowledge Linking Research and Practice for School Reform. Reprints of Papers.
Castle, Sharon, Ed.
The purpose of the symposium is to investigate those factors that obstruct and those factors that facilitate the knowledge utilization process for school reform in general and Mastery In Learning Project schools in particular. The Mastery in Learning Project (MILP) is the National Education Association's site-based, faculty-led school reform network of 26 schools. Four papers are included: (1) "The Literature on Teacher Utilization of Research: Implications for the School Reform Movement," by Douglas Fleming, provides a review of literature, indicates areas for researchers to consider in light of school reform, and links research to the design and implementation of MILP; (2) "Empowering Teachers through Knowledge," by Sharon Castle, describes MILP, discusses the role of knowledge utilization in site-based, faculty-led school reform, and presents the methodology used to investigate knowledge utilization in MILP schools; (3) "Obstacles to Teacher Use of the Knowledge Base for School Reform," by Gary Rackcliffe, presents results of the study and conclusions concerning the obstacles experienced in MILP schools; (4) "Facilitating Application of the Knowledge base to School Reform Priorities," by Nel Ward, presents results of the study and conclusions concerning factors facilitating knowledge utilization and potential solutions to the obstacles. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).