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The Dissemination and Use of Educational R & D in the United States: An Analysis of Recent Federal Attempts to Improve Educational Practice

  • Michael B. Kane
  • A. Thel Kocher
Conference paper
Part of the Institut für Höhere Studien — Institute for Advanced Studies IHS-Studies book series (INHSIAS)

Abstract

The people of the United States expect a great deal from their schools but high expectations in the face of rising costs and increasing educational problems have led over the past two decades to substantial public disenchantment with our educational system. And, as no easy solutions to immediate problems emerged from research, faith in it too waned, especially among practicing educators. Despite the creation, in 1972, of the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a separate Federal agency for educational R&D, Federal support for such R&D, when measured in real dollars, has actually declined since 1968 [NIE, 1976].

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael B. Kane
    • 1
  • A. Thel Kocher
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Health, Education and WelfareNational Institute of EducationUSA

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