ERIC Number: ED329532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Twenty-Five Years of Knowledge Generation and Educational Improvement.
Klausmeier, Herbert J.; And Others
The mission of the Wisconsin Research and Development Center, established at the University of Wisconsin in 1964, was to improve education by conducting basic and applied research and carrying out development ideas, and through dissemination and demonstration. This book presents an historical overview of the center's activities. Chapter 1 traces the history of the center starting with a preparation period, 1954-1964, and provides an overview of both the continuity and changes in the center's activities from one period to the next. Chapter 2 describes the center's major programs to improve elementary schooling, 1964 to 1976, and secondary schooling, 1976 to 1989. In Chapter 3, 11 professors affiliated with the center from 1964 to 1989 give accounts of their knowledge-generating research. Six professors and their teams took major initiative for developing curricular programs and other products. They report their experiences as developers and researchers in Chapter 4. In Chapter 5, 10 former graduate students describe their center experiences and relate the experiences to their present careers. The present and 4 former center directors and 5 academic and clerical staff members give personalized accounts of their work in Chapter 6. The present and 2 former deans of the School of Education describe various facets of the relationship between the center and the school in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 highlights the center's accomplishments and provides some new information. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.