ERIC Number: ED480942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Strategic Education Research Partnership.
Donovan, M. S., Ed.; Wigdor, A. K., Ed.; Snow, C. E., Ed.
This book is a proposal for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), a large-scale coherent program of research and development carried out through a partnership between researchers and practitioners. The program would put the problems of educational practice at its center and focus on carrying research and development through all the stages necessary to influence practice. These include theory development, development and testing, the development and evaluation of instructional programs and teaching tools, the study of practice in context, and attention to the issues involved in taking innovations to scale. The book explains the key features of SERP and ways in which it would address linking research and development to practice. Chapter 1 discusses the capabilities of SERP. Chapter 2 presents several case studies in which SERP principles played a part. Chapter 3 explains how to develop, organize, fund, and administer a SERP program. Chapter 4 explores how to create SERP networks. Chapter 5 discusses how to launch and implement a SERP program. Most chapters include a summary and useful rubrics. Appended are a discussion of the federal investments in education research and an exhibit of SERP cost projections. (WFA)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Implementation, Research and Development, Research Committees, Research Tools, Researchers, Technology Transfer, Theory Practice Relationship
National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 2055 (paperbound: ISBN-0-309-08879-8, $23.96; PDF: ISBN-0-309-50727-8, $18). Tel: 202-334-3313; Tel: 800-624-6242 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-334-2451; Web site: http://www.nap.edu. For full text: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309088798/html/.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on a Strategic Education Research Partnership.