ERIC Number: ED035970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Specialists in Continuing Education. Phase II Report.
Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.; Cooperative Educational Research Lab., Inc., Northfield, IL.
The Research Institute of the Illinois Institute of Technology conducted this study for the Cooperative Educational Research Lab., Inc. Emphasis was placed on determining the role of sociometric and diffusion analysis techniques in measuring the effectiveness of the Specialist in Continuing Education (SCE) function. Evidence was sought to determine whether this type of analysis might be used in selecting the potential SCE. Phase I, described in detail in the Interim Report and only summarized here, focused on the SCE summer training group and attempted to measure changes in the group as a result of the training. Phase II shifted the study focus to the home schools of the newly trained SCE's to determine the influence of their programs. Measuring changes in the training group does not appear to be a valid application of the sociometric analysis instrument. The instrument would be more helpful in predicting the probable success of an individual before he is selected for training. From the samples tested, it is not possible to assert the effectiveness of the SCE training programs. (DE)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Diffusion, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Laboratory Training, Pretesting, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Laboratories, Role Perception, Sociometric Techniques, Specialists, Teaching (Occupation), Test Validity
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.; Cooperative Educational Research Lab., Inc., Northfield, IL.