Educational Research in Colleges and Universities

Young, Raymond J.
June 1958
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1958, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p331
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of educational research in colleges and universities. There can be neither organization, criticism and interpretation of facts nor the teaching of them without the proper research or the discovery of facts. The quality of research depends upon the effectiveness of scholarship and teaching. Research, on the one hand, and scholarship and effective teaching, on the other, should receive continuous and clear attention in colleges and schools of education. In education, a profession which concerns itself with changing the behavior of human beings in a dynamic, increasingly complex society, it is necessary that research be conducted to discover new facts about educational phenomena. The extent to which the organized research has taken place in higher educational institutions can be discovered by reviewing reported expenditures for organized research activities in colleges and universities in the United States. On reviewing these reported expenditures one gets the evidence that seems to indicate a general lack of institutionally supported, organized, systematic educational research as a recognized purpose in many institutions of higher learning in the United States.


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