ERIC Number: ED229418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
TAC Serendipity: Random Thoughts on Unanticipated Outcomes.
Yap, Kim Onn
The primary function of the Title I Technical Assistance Center (TAC) was to facilitate the implementation of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS) in local school districts by providing technical assistance in evaluation to state education agency and local education agency personnel involved in Title I activities. However, unanticipated outcomes could and do occur as a result of TAC activities. The objectives of this paper are to (1) depict the range of unanticipated outcomes that are likely to occur or are known to have occurred among TAC client groups, and (2) trace the etiology of the outcomes viewed in four conceptual models and discuss their implications for future research. Data for the study came from field notes, contact logs and personal experiences generated from TAC site visits conducted in several western states during the past 6 years. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Outcomes Expectancy; Technical Assistance Centers; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).