ERIC Number: ED371933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Priorities for Research and Development with Rural, Small Schools: Results of a Modified Delphi Study with a Panel of Rural Researchers. Occasional Paper No. 35.
Hambrick, Kimberly; And Others
Selected members of the Rural Education Special Interest Group (RE/SIG) of the American Educational Research Association participated in a modified Delphi study to examine the agenda for rural educational research proposed by the Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) Subcommittee on Rural Education. The Delphi technique is a procedure designed to secure opinions and judgments of experts in specialized fields and to seek consensus as to the most likely scenarios. The 28 participants validated the contents of the original 1991 FICE agenda topics and research and development areas. Through two rounds of consensus building, the participants agreed with the content of the original FICE agenda's six major topics. In addition, they agreed with the content of 31 of the 44 original FICE agenda research and development areas within each of the 6 topics. They suggested 23 new research and development areas, across the 6 major topics, during the first round of the study. In Round Two, the members validated the contents of these new areas and agreed on 16 of them for inclusion in Round Three. During Round Three, participants prioritized the six major topics and developed a research and development budget. The topics, in order of priority, are the following: (1) overall school effectiveness; (2) school-community partnerships; (3) human resources; (4) finance and governance issues; (5) use of technology; and (6) curriculum provisions. Appendices contain introductory letters and instruments for the three rounds and commentary papers by RE/SIG members. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.