ERIC Number: ED025860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Analysis and Evaluation of 137 ESEA Title III Planning and Operational Grants. Report No. 4 of the Second National Study of PACE.
Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
This report is an assessment of the overall impact and influence on education of 137 terminated Planning and Operational Grants made under the ESEA Title III Projects to Advance Creativity in Education (PACE) program. Analysis and evaluation seek to determine whether (1) individual project objectives were identified and achieved, (2) PACE participation resulted in educational changes or improvements, (3) school districts were motivated to continue their programs through local funding and initiative, and (4) expenditures, efforts, and activity generated by PACE are justified in terms of outcomes. To accomplish these objectives, an evaluation instrument (appended) is used to investigate project characteristics, project accomplishments, provisions for continuation, project design, and final appraisals. Major problems mentioned most often in conjunction with the projects include project finance, public relations, lack of clear planning and objectives, lack of qualified personnel, problems of implementation, and lack of official cooperation. The overall appraisal rated 76 projects as outstanding or good while only 61 were rated as average or below. Nine specific recommendations are made to aid the quality and continuation of future PACE projects. (TT)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; PACE; Projects to Advance Creativity in Education