ERIC Number: ED346540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Research Management: The Case for the R&D Center for School Leadership (ABECEDARIAN Views).
Achilles, C. M.; And Others
This document justifies U.S. government funding of the Southern Regional Consortium of Colleges of Education (SRCCE) proposal for a Educational Leadership Research and Development Center (ELRDC), reviews the formulation of the research and development agenda, lists the several steps leading to the establishment of the center designated to implement the agenda, and discusses the politics involved with the dispersal of federal grant monies among competitors. The ELRDC was designed to discover problems in American pedagogy rather than seek solutions. Educational researchers would employ state-of-the-art information-gathering techniques. The paper concludes by speculating that application for a grant failed because the federal agency responsible for dispersing the grant monies--the U.S. Department of Education--did not want the proposed ELRDC to embarrass American schooling or itself. (126 references) (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989). Supported in part by the Center for Educational Studies and Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The ABC's represent the views of Achilles, Buccino and Carver, the ABECEDARIANS.