ERIC Number: ED243587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Federal Administrator's Perspectives on the Documentation of School Improvement Efforts.
McDaniels, Garry L.
Aimed at persons planning and implementing strategies for documenting school improvements, this paper is comprised of four sections. The first section distinguishes between national problems in education and federal issues in education (a distinction considered necessary for planning evaluations and establishing priorities for federally sponsored investigations.) The second section distinguishes between belief and knowledge and discusses the relationship between belief and administrative action. The third section describes federal program evaluation, as conducted in the early 1980's, and comments on gathering data and using private sector contractors. The fourth section focuses on the reporting and diffusion of evaluation work. In conclusion, some thoughts about the future of the Follow Through program are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Project Follow Through
Note: Paper presented at the Learning Research and Development Center/National Institute of Education Conference on Follow Through (Pittsburgh, PA, March 12-13, 1980).