ERIC Number: ED423315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Moving Research to Practice in America's Schools. Annual Report of the Regional Educational Laboratories, 1997.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The network of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories works to ensure that those involved in educational improvement at the local, state, and regional levels have access to the best available information from research and practice. This report highlights major 1997 accomplishments of the Regional Educational Laboratory Program supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, administered by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Laboratory efforts concentrate on three major areas: (1) creating new knowledge by engaging partner schools and agencies in collaborative field development and gap-filling research; (2) linking schools with each other and the larger community and helping educators become networked; and (3) providing information and direct assistance that school teams need during the change process. Brief descriptions are given of programs in the areas of development and applied research, strategic alliances and partnerships, and services and dissemination. In 1997, the Laboratories worked closely with 478 field development sires all over the country and cooperated in 54 development and applied research initiatives. The Laboratories also initiated 99 different alliances and participated in 46 joint ventures for education reform. In addition, in 1997, the Laboratories disseminated 1,783 different products and provided 1,213 different services. There were 11.8 million hits on Laboratory Internet Web sites. A sketch of each laboratory and its specialty area is provided. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.