ERIC Number: ED204049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Effective Strategies in the Collection and Analysis of Cost Data in Rural Programs. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.
Black, Talbot, Ed.; Hutinger, Patricia, Ed.
The purpose of this monograph is to present broad considerations related to the collection and analysis of cost information on programs for young handicapped children and to illustrate those considerations with examples of systems used in four rural Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) projects. The two papers in Section I represent two broad and interrelated dimensions of cost analysis. The first paper presents issues, multiple uses, and a framework for classifying systems of cost data collection and analysis. The second paper presents a more specific, yet comprehensive, planning approach to setting up a cost analysis system. Section II consists of papers which describe methods used by four different projects to collect, analyze, and present cost data. Each project description emphasizes personnel costs as well as factors related to time and activities. All reflect the need to capture time with some form of log. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Management Systems, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Special Education, Young Children
Rural Network, College of Education, Room 27, Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL 61455 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Handicapped Childrens Early Education Program
Note: The Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) Rural Network is an association of professionals representing educational programs for young handicapped children in rural communities. For a related document, see RC 012 775.