ERIC Number: ED244979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Involving Program Staff in Evaluation Studies: A Strategy for Increasing Information Use and Enriching the Data Base.
Dawson, Judith A.; D'Amico, Joseph J.
The evaluation of a school improvement program for elementary schools (School Effectiveness Training) and for secondary schools (Secondary School Development Program) provided an opportunity to determine if user participation could increase knowledge use. It was hypothesized that program staff participation might be a solution to the dilemma of knowledge use. Interactive techniques were employed to involve program staff. These included joint site visits, debriefing sessions, informal interaction, feedback meetings, field notes, written statements, and formal reports. The use of evaluation information was accelerated as a result of program staff participation. The risks which may accompany staff participation had only slight negative impacts in this study. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Knowledge Utilization
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).