ERIC Number: ED208081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Reports From the National Institute of Education on the Compensatory Education Study (6 Volumes).
House, Ernest R.; Husen, Torsten
Presented here are reviews of the reports from the National Institute of Education (NIE) on the Compensatory Education Study (an evaluation of compensatory education programs in the United States). Ernest House's article addresses the evaluation study directly. It covers the study's assessment of funding allocations, program administration, educational services, and student development. Mr. House concludes that the study was fair, democratic, and served the interests of all relevant groups, especially the poor and disadvantaged. He asserts that the study was also valid according to his articulated standards in the review. The second article, authored by Torsten Husen, analyzes the evaluation study from a wider, international perspective which draws on Mr. Husen's experience with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Basic issues regarding the objectives, strategies, and targeting of compensatory education are discussed. This review concludes with recommendations for improving future evaluations. (APM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Resource Allocation
National Academy of Education, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 130, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; National Institute of Education