ERIC Number: ED243780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Social Outcomes in Education.
Leinhardt, Gaea; Leinhardt, Samuel
Social relations data is an especially useful but often neglected means of obtaining information on the effects of social processes that are involved in educational interventions. A four-fold table conceptualizes educational interventions and their outcomes as consisting of social and academic interventions and their outcomes. This model characterizes programmatic interventions as a mechanism for changing opportunities and making interaction more or less convenient. The model is applied to evaluation of two nationwide policies that call for social intervention in public education: racial desegregation and the mainstreaming of mildly handicapped children. In the case of desegregation, data include numerical levels of desegregation, the level of effort, and the repeated measures of social interaction. The outcome noted is the level of integration across various settings. The optimum process for developing data on social outcomes is sociometric testing. (LP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 626-628. In: Spiro, Shimon E., Ed. and Yuchtman-Yaar, Ephraim, Ed. Evaluating the Welfare State: Social and Political Perspectives. New York, Academic Press, 1983. p295-317.