ERIC Number: ED343584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Field Initiated Studies Program. Abstracts of Funded Projects 1990 and 1991.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Intended to encourage promising and fresh ideas in education research, the Field Initiated Studies (FIS) Program in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) supports a varied array of research projects that are proposed and justified by the applicants. Of the 29 projects described here, 12 were funded in 1990 and 17 in 1991. The topics and research methodologies are diverse, ranging from projects at small, residential Native American schools that are designed to identify giftedness among Pueblo Indians, to quantitative analysis of databases on the achievement of language minority students. One researcher is using ethnographic techniques to describe the family, community, and school influences on the early childhood experiences of nine children, while another is working with teachers to develop better assessment strategies in mathematics. Another is examining the scheduling and assignment process at urban high schools. FIS has placed increasing emphasis on the dissemination of research findings in useful forms to audiences who can put them into practice, including not only the schools and districts where the research was carried out, but policymakers, teachers, and parents across the country. Information provided for each of the funded projects includes the title, the research objective, a description of the project design, the name and address of the principal investigator, the amount of the grant awarded, and the date when a report will be available. Information for individuals or organizations wishing to propose a project is also provided. (BBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Gifted, Grants, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Psychological Studies, Special Education, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.