ERIC Number: ED355911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Getting the Word Out: Proceedings of a National Forum on Disseminating Educational Research and Development (Washington, D.C., November 14-15, 1991).
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
The 2-day meeting of 300 representatives of various practitioner and policymaking groups in education described in this report combined substantive discussions of research priorities and plans with discussions of ways to increase the use of research-based information. Fourteen small group discussions focused on both the National Education Goals and on the process of disseminating what is learned from research. Three sessions devoted to presentations of individual projects enabled colleagues to learn about 33 separate research and dissemination programs across the country. A major discussion item was a plan by Assistant Secretary Diane Ravitch to design a new and widely available electronic database, SMARTLINE, to share research with teachers and parents. This report includes an overview of the forum and summaries of sessions on: (1) the priorities of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement; (2) doing and using research; (3) business and education collaboration; (4) educational research and the National Education Goals; and (5) research, dissemination, and school reform. A list of the names and addresses of the participants is appended. (ALF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.