ERIC Number: ED309692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Collaborative Research: The Stanford/Schools Collaborative.
Carter, Beverly; And Others
Information is presented about managing collaborative research, focusing on the Small Grants Program (which allows university researchers and school practitioners to join forces and explore problems together with the assistance of a small research grant). The Stanford University setting for research in schools is described with a look at the origins of the Stanford/Schools Collaborative. A discussion of the evolution of the Small Grants Program considers the selection process, issuing the call for proposals, selection procedures, selection criteria, conflicts of interest, and project administration. The Stanford Cadwallader project (to study the concerns of elementary school teachers as they planned for the use of microcomputers in the teaching of writing in their classrooms) is explained in terms of producing the proposal, doing the research, dealing with some issues of collaboration, division of responsibility and leadership, resource management, and maintaining participation. In summary, a look is taken at the traditional model of research, the collaborative model of research, what it takes to carry out collaborative research, and whether or not collaborative research is worth it. Attached are descriptions of the Stanford/Schools Collaborative, a summary of small grants awarded for 1986-88, a description of the Stanford Cadwallader Project 1988, and a project time line. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A