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ERIC Number: ED174111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluating the Impact of Introducing Visually Impaired Students into Allied Health Programs. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
O'Brien, Maureen; And Others
The results of the pilot implementation of an evaluation methodology developed to assess the impact of introducing handicapped students into allied health curricula are discussed. An evaluative method that suggests anticipatory interventions was developed and used to measure the impact of visually impaired students enrolled in allied health programs at St. Mary's Junior College in Minnesota. The impact assessment model was designed to anticipate and uncover those critical points at which the impact of these students would need to be monitored during the training. A critical points analysis model was developed to identify those features of the impacted programs that created unanticipated problems and opportunities for changes during the students' progression through the programs. The relationships among visually impaired students, teachers, peer tutors, the project director, and clinical supervisors were explored. Interviews and questionnaires were used to examine the differing expectations of these groups of individuals and to identify potential problem areas. The critical points analysis model and the evaluation methodology proved to be valuable techniques. (SC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; Saint Marys Junior College MN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979); Figure 2 (Social Impact Matrix) may not reproduce well