ERIC Number: ED040543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
After the Visit: The Impact of Demonstration.
Kerins, Thomas; And Others
Questionnaires were used to evaluate the impact upon visitors of 21 demonstration centers provided for by the Illinois Plan for the Gifted. Results indicated that the centers as a group adequately informed their visitors about the demonstrated program, convinced them of the programs' merits, and caused a minority of visitors, who were already interested and willing to change, to try out something demonstrated. However, this trial was often of a limited nature, partly because the visitors saw their local situation as different from that of the demonstration school. Thus, the demonstration visit was seen as a small influence among other more powerful ones that existed in the visitor's situation, such as problems of cost, facilities, staff, and scheduling. As such it faded with time but still had a desirable influence on a small number of visitors. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Program Planning for the Gifted.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois Gifted Program