ERIC Number: ED358835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Field Initiated Studies Program. Abstracts of Funded Projects 1992.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
The Field-Initiated Studies program is open to institutions of higher education, public and private organizations, institutions, and agencies, as well as individuals. Applicants may propose projects that last up to 18 months, and proposals are reviewed and evaluated based on their technical quality and national importance judged by scholars and practitioners outside the federal government. This booklet contains descriptions (including the title, research objectives, project design, principal investigator, award amount, and availability information) of 13 projects funded in 1992. Topics and research methodologies are diverse. In fiscal year 1992, funded projects included work in the following areas: (1) academic achievement of minority students; (2) portfolio assessment; (3) communication strategies for children with hearing loss; (4) reflective thinking; (5) classroom reorganization; (6) identifying academically gifted elementary school students; (7) adult basic education; (8) racial differences in college retention; (9) sexual abuse in schools; (10) teacher preparation; (11) special education and at-risk students; (12) authentic assessment in middle school science; and (13) assessing mathematical thinking for high-risk students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Adult Basic Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Field Studies, Grants, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Descriptions, Racial Differences, Research Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.