ERIC Number: ED318124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Educational Research and Development Resources by Public School Districts: Contractor Report. Survey Report.
Chaney, Bradford; Farris, Elizabeth
Public school districts vary widely in the extent to which they are aware of, receive, and use research and development (R&D) resources produced by four major programs within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). A 95 percent response rate to a survey sent to a probability sample of 1,093 public school districts concerning their receipt and use of R&D resources revealed that 82 percent recognized ERIC Clearinghouses; 72 percent recognized Regional Educational Laboratories; 65 percent recognized National Diffusion Network (NDN) State Facilitators; and 64 percent recognized National Research and Development Centers. The study is intended to determine the receipt and use by public school districts of R&D resources from OERI-funded programs and other sources, and to learn about school districts' future needs for R&D resources in various areas of education. Included with the text are 9 figures and 13 tables. The cover letter and survey form are appended. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Information Utilization, Knowledge Level, National Programs, Public Schools, Research and Development, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Tables (Data), Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.